3 Good Reasons to Buy Used Tires When You're on a Tight Budget

Is money tight right now? Do you need your vehicle to get around but you're not sure how you're going to pay to keep it maintained? Some expenses can be calculated with relative ease when it comes to keeping your vehicle running, such as fuel expenses and regular oil changes. There are other expenses, such as needing to replace a tire suddenly, that can throw off your entire budget. Thankfully, it doesn't have to be like this. Instead of getting brand new tires, it can be a good idea to get used ones. Here are some reasons to get used tires:

1. Low cost

As one might expect, used tires are significantly less expensive than brand new tires simply because they are used. Depending on the type of tire that your vehicle takes and what you normally spend, the cost of a used tire may only be a few tens of dollars rather than several hundred. While this can still be a lot when you have a very tight budget, it at least brings replacing a damaged tire down into the realm of affordability rather than simply being an unobtainable expense. 

2. Extra time

There may be times when you're just a little bit low on money. If the tire had blown out next month, you'd have the money to pay for a brand new tire. This is where used tires shine. Although not brand new, a used tire should still have many months' worth of life left in it. Some may even last you a couple of years. This should give you plenty of time to get the money together to buy newer tires if necessary.

3. Guarantees

Some places that sell used tires will simply sell you the tire and that's it; if something happens, it's too bad. On the other hand, good suppliers inspect every used tire that they sell. They will often guarantee or warranty these tires to be free of defects for a time ranging from three to six months. If it turns out that your tire was installed with a slow leak, they will repair or replace it at no additional cost to you. These quality used tires can be a little more expensive than the ones that come with no guarantee or warranty. However, they can also be more than worth it because you won't have to worry about possibly needing to go out and buy another tire soon after buying one.