At some point in your motoring life, you will need to replace the tires on your vehicle. Often, one of the first questions you will be asked is if you want new or used tires. This can be a tough question, as there are several advantages to both options. United Car Care takes a look at some of these advantages to make your decision just a little easier.
Advantages of Used Tires
- Used tires can help save you money.
Used tires can provide you with significant cost savings, usually anywhere from 30-50% of the original price. Similar to the price of a car dropping the minute it is driven off a lot, tire prices drop after being mounted on a car.
- Used tires help reduce waste.
Buying used tires can help the environment as it reduces the amount of rubber thrown away in landfills. Reducing waste by recycling tires may be a strong motivator on its own since you’re doing your part to protect the environment.
- You may only need to purchase one or two tires.
In the event you need to replace a tire due to a flat or other damage, buying a used tire removes the need to replace all four tires at once.
- It is not as hard as people may think to find used tires in good conditions.
Most used tires have anywhere from 40-70% of their tread left. Many tire shops or dealers promote sales such as getting a fourth tire free if you buy three. In those cases, individuals may be replacing tires that are in perfectly good condition. Manufacturers often suggest replacing tires before they are completely worn out to increase their revenue.
Advantages of New Tires
- Safety Guarantee.
New tires usually provide some safety guarantee for anywhere from 50,000 to 75,000 miles, depending on the type of tire. If anything happens within that mileage, the manufacturer will usually cover replacements at no or little cost to you.
- Improved performance.
The response time for your car to stop, accelerate, and turn significantly improves with new tires. The ability to stop on a dime comes with the added tread on a tire and decreased pressure on the brake system.
- New tires can make a big difference in the gas mileage of your car.
Worn tires and uneven tread patterns can result in reduced gas mileage performance. Ensuring tires are properly rotated, balanced, and aligned from time to time can help slow down this impact.
- New tires can improve traction.
Improved traction can be beneficial, especially if you live in an area that experiences all four seasons. Rain and snow are two conditions in which you can quickly tell how your tires will perform. New tires can help prevent hydroplaning or sliding in the event of slick conditions.
- New tires provide a smooth driving experience.
New tires will have deeper threads to provide a smooth drive on long road trips. They will also emit the least amount of road noise, making for a quieter, more seamless trip from point A to point B.
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