The primary advantage of buying used tires and rims is the lower cost compared to buying new tires and rims. Used tires of good quality often have ample tread life that can extend the driving time until it is necessary to buy new tires. Individuals who are seeking only one or two replacement tires often seek used tires that match the tread on the other two existing tires so the tread wears evenly on all four tires.
Used tires and rims are a cost-effective option when the vehicle is close to the end of its useful service life. A vehicle owner can avoid investing too much money in a vehicle that has significant miles or expensive mechanical issues by buying used tires, especially if he plans to sell or junk the vehicle in the impending future. A person who is leasing a vehicle often purchases used tires and rims versus spending excess money on new tires so he can pass lease inspection without investing too much money into the vehicle before turning it back in to the dealership.
Individuals seeking to buy used tires and rims should thoroughly check the quality and condition of the tires and rims before purchasing. A local mechanic can also inspect the materials to ensure the quality and remaining life of the tires.