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    anyone ever put used tires on their car instead of new ones?

    I'm going to need two new front tires before winter and I took a different route home yesterday and saw a sign for "used tires for sale" out front of a Automotive Garage.

    any advice on this one?

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    I'm not a fan of them, but when I was a broke teenager, it was all I could afford.

    If you insist on doing it, ask the mechanic if they can get 2 of the same kind.

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    I don't insist, just curious

    maybe I'll look into it just for the hek of it.

    Russ you seem to be my FV resident handyman! I really appreciate your advice!

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    Since you don't insist, I suggest 4 *new* tires then. When you buy used you have no idea what you're getting.

    and you're welcome. Glad to help. *send cookies*

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    Do you know how to inspect a tire and how much tread wear is legal in your state?

    Like Russ, I had them when I could afford nothing else, but they won't last long and I'm not sure I recommend them for winter driving. It's one thing to have nearly bald tires in summer and quite another when the roads get slick.
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    Just because it's used doesn't mean it's bald. If it's got decent tread at a decent price...why not?

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    I've done it all the time. I have been going to the same place for years. They are very careful about what they sell. I also would get 2 of the same make and tread.
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