When it comes to purchasing new or second-hand tires, the most important factors to consider are price and quality. There are various discussions and disagreements on whether to buy new or used tires, especially when considering the budget. A simple online search will not offer much information. This article discusses how we classify tires, their benefits, and selecting the right one.
What are Second-Hand tires, and how are they classified?
As I mentioned earlier, there is a lot of misinformation on the internet. Many people believe that an overly used tire is classified as a second-hand tire, and it can be used, but this is false.
In our product catalogue, under the second-hand tires category, each tire has a remaining profile indicated in percentages next to it, as well as a rough estimate of the kilometres it can cover in its description.
We also offer 100% profile tires. These are unrolled tires with an older DOT. Although it is a common misperception that the DOT registration reflects the tyre’s age, it actually indicates the date of manufacture.
According to Michelin experts, a tire does not age immediately after the production process; but rather from the moment it is mounted and rolled. Tire life span will be unaffected if deposited correctly; one year in a warehouse equals three weeks of use. As a result, a used tire made in 2012 and stored in a warehouse has only 27 weeks of use.
Why choose Second-Hand Tires?
- Depending on the category you choose, you can have both quality and affordability. If you’re on a tight budget, second-hand tires are the way to go.
- Having a second set of tires is usually a good idea. One additional set of tires can save you some hassle on the road if deposited correctly(learn how to properly deposit tires here). Furthermore, if you have a novice driver in your household, they can learn how to change them.
- Perhaps you only need one. Even if you need just one tire or a set of two, we have a wide range of second-hand tires, and we can help you choose the right one.
- They are eco friendly. Apart from the affordability, the most significant benefit of these tires is a noticeably decrease in pollutants they produce. Certain petroleum compounds are extracted and treated during the manufacturing of tires. The method consumes a lot of energy. Non-degradable substances break down into microscopic particles that can be detected in our food or water. Second-hand tires help save energy and prevent pollution by reducing the amount of energy used.
Tyres are one of the most important components of your vehicle.
When properly chosen, you can enjoy high-performance tires for a long time. If you need to replace them, we can assist you in finding the right ones.
To learn more about the steps involved in selecting the proper tires, click here.