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Five Precautions To Take When Fitting Used Tyres

Friday, May 24, 2019

Although we’d all prefer fitting brand new tyres as soon as the need arises, limited budgets and other concerns sometimes mean that used tyres are a better option. Used tyres Auckland are a great cost-effective alternative to purchasing costly new tyres. However, they can pose a risk to your safety if they don’t comply with safety standards. You should therefore always check second-hand tyres for certain defects before putting them onto your vehicle. Here are a few things to look out for when making your selection.

Stay away from tyres with bulges or deformities: A tyre bulge indicates weakening at certain spots. Bulging tyres are dangerous as they could blow out (basically explode) while you’re driving, causing you to lose control of the vehicle.

Apply caution when using re-treaded tyres: Re-treading is a process of attaching new tread onto older tyres to extend their lifespan. Caution should be applied by those who travel often or long distances as there is a risk of the tread coming off over time.

Check the tread: Make sure the tyre tread is in line with road safety standards. Also, check all four tyres to confirm that the tread is more or less the same, or you’ll have tyres with uneven wear and replacement needs.

Beware of “aged tyres”: Tyres that have been exposed to elements such as harsh sunlight and wind become “aged” over time. It means they become brittle and lose strength. Even if there’s sufficient tread, don’t use old tyres as they pose a serious risk once on the road.

Get the best quality you can afford: Even if you’re on a tight budget, get the best quality used tyres that you can afford. Shop around to get the best deal, and opt for a dealership that sells second-hand tyres rather than a private seller.

For used tyres in Auckland that will tick all your boxes, you don’t have to look very far. Contact Drury Tires now and take the guesswork out of selecting the tyres that are right for you. We can offer you used tyres, or you can trade in your old tyres for a good deal on new ones.