Many consumers have been purchasing used car tires recently from Cedar Park tire shops. It is partly due to the tough economic situation when many can not afford new ones, especially in the regions where two sets of tires, summer and winter, are necessary. Used car tires can be purchased online through an ad, at an auction site or a local retailer that specializes in new and used tires. It’s important to keep in mind that getting used tires is not always the best choice as individual private sellers can intentionally or unintentionally misrepresent the condition or the size and create problems for the buyer.

There are certain things to look for when purchasing used tires. First of all it is important to purchase the right size that will fit the vehicle. There are three sets of numbers and letters on the side of the tire. If you have any problem locating these numbers you can consult your local Cedar Park tire shop and they will be able to help you.

The first set represents the tire width, the second is the tire profile and the third is the rim size. Replacement tires must match exactly to ensure safety and proper handling of the vehicle on the road. Second, used tires need to be inspected for any defects. There can be slight lines on the surface but there should be no cracks. Third, there should be no repairs done on the sides. Nail punctures can be easily repaired without affecting the rest of the tire. Other damage usually requires the replacement of the whole tire. Used car retailers should always thoroughly check for any damage or defects. Fourth, tread of the tire should be even. While this may be okay for short-term use it may jeopardize the safety of the vehicle. Since summer and winter tires are different it is important to make sure the right season tires are being purchased. It will affect how the vehicle handles on the road and result in lower gas mileage.

When purchasing used tires it is important to keep in mind that paying less does not always mean getting a great deal. Used tires should be in good condition and fit well to ensure the safety of the driver and the passengers. Do your research and you should be able to find a local Cedar Park tire retailer that will have quality used tires, in great condition and at a low price. They will also be able to answer any questions and address any concerns a consumer may have. They will make sure that the purchased tires are appropriate for the vehicle and fit well.