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Unread 03-10-2012, 07:58 PM   #1
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What to look for when buying used tires?

Going to (hopefully) buy some used tires from craigslist tmm. Says only 1000 miles on them. What should I look for/ stay away from?

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Unread 03-10-2012, 08:37 PM   #2
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Going to (hopefully) buy some used tires from craigslist tmm. Says only 1000 miles on them. What should I look for/ stay away from?
Be wary of a shady deal, you don't want too many repairs (patches or plugs) in the tires, sidewall damage, chopping of the tread and generally bad condition.
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check for any plugs or repairs like mentioned, check for any dry rot or cracks, and check to make sure there all worn evenly and even on both edges of the tire.
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Look at a close up pic of the tire new and study the pattern and sipes. As mentioned about patch/plugs/cracks, But if the tire has sipes look to see how far its down on the wear. Check the new X/32's and use a quarter to gage it. Most tire sites have a ballpark way to tell using pocket change. Good luck either way
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