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Many of us intentionally seek out used items in order to save some money. Whether it is a used car, some antique furniture, jewelry, or kids clothing, there are many things out there that have plenty of life left in them that you can buy used. While you probably knew you could buy a used car, did you know that you could buy used tires for that vehicle? When done carefully, buying used tires for your vehicle can be a smart and economical choice.

buying used tires for your vehicle can be a smart and economical choice

The most important thing to remember when looking at used tires is that you don’t want to pay your hard-earned money for worn tires. Severely worn tires don’t have the tread needed to stop as quickly and can end up being a safety hazard. For this reason, dig through your spare change before you head out to look at used tires and bring a penny along to check the tread depth of the tires you are looking for. If the top of Lincoln’s head is visible when you stick the penny into the tread head-down, then the tread is too worn to consider. However, if the tread goes to Lincoln’s nose, then you might have a good contender on your hands!

Used tires are great for many purposes as long as they are carefully inspected and looked over before purchasing. If you need to replace one tire, but don’t want to replace all of them, then a used tire ensures even wear all around. To learn more about quality used tires, come to Lindsay Tire Automotive & Accessories today.