There is a lot of conflicting information put out concerning used tires. Many people decry them as mobile death traps, while others insist that only suckers buy new tires. The truth is somewhere in between. While some used tires are indeed hazardous and should not be sold, the vast majority are perfectly serviceable as intermediate repairs and can even enable you to get the last few miles out of an older vehicle without incurring additional expense. The key is to remember that these tires are indeed used, and so their lifespan will not be as long as new tires. So they cannot be treated as “new,” however fresh in appearance they may be.
The biggest problem with used tires is that there is no accurate way to tell how many miles they have traveled and how genuinely worn they are. Tires, unlike cars, do not have odometers, and so only a visual inspection can give an inkling as to how worn they are. Most places that sell used tires Canton GA will, of course, examine the tires and will refuse to purchase or stock used tires which are not in good order, but there is simply no way to inspect the tire for all potential defects or wear once it is used.
This means that used tires should always be approached with caution and used sparingly if possible. Instead of being treated like new tires, they should instead be considered “long term spares,” with the intention of being replaced shortly. Likewise, used tires make excellent replacements for the vehicle’s spare, especially if the car holds a full-sized spare since most spare “donuts” can only drive 50-100 miles, which is barely enough to reach the nearest service station. There are many places you can find used tires Canton GA, and having a full sized spare purchased from such a place gives you more options in the event of a blow-out, as well as more time to secure money for a full replacement.