When it comes to purchasing new or second-hand tyres, the most important factors to consider are price and quality. There are various discussions and disagreements on whether to buy new or used tyres, especially when considering the budget. A simple online search will not offer much information. This article discusses how we classify tyres, their benefits, and selecting the right one.
What are Second-Hand tyres and how are they classified?
As we mentioned earlier, there is a lot of misinformation online. Many people believe that an overly used tyre is classified as a second-hand tyre and it can be used, but this is false.
In our product catalogue, under the second-hand tyres category, each tyre has a remaining profile indicated in percentages next to it, as well as a rough estimate of the kilometres it can cover in its description.
We also have 100% profile tyres. These are unrolled tyres with an older DOT. Although it is a common misperception that the DOT registration reflects the tyre’s age, it actually indicates the date of manufacture.
According to Michelin experts, a tyre does not age immediately after the production process; but rather from the moment it is mounted and rolled. The tyre life span will be unaffected if deposited correctly; one year in a warehouse equals three weeks of use. As a result, a used tyre made in 2012 and stored in a warehouse has only 27 weeks of use.
Why choose Second-Hand Tyres?
- Depending on the category you choose, you can have quality at a bargain. If you’re on a tight budget, second hand tyres are the way to go.
- Having a second set of tyres is usually a good idea. One additional set of tyres can save you some hassle on the road if deposited correctly (learn how to properly store your tyres here). Furthermore, if you have a new driver in your household, they can learn how to change them.
- Perhaps you only need one. Even if you need just one tyre or a set of two, we have a wide range of SH tyres, and we can help you choose the right one.
- They are eco friendly. Apart from the affordability, the most significant benefit of these tyres is a noticeably decrease in pollutants they produce. Certain petroleum compounds are extracted and treated during the manufacturing of tyres. The method consumes a lot of energy. Non-degradable substances break down into microscopic particles that can be detected in our food or water. SH tyres help save energy and prevent pollution by reducing the amount of energy used.
Tyres are one of the most important components of your vehicle.
When properly chosen, you can take advantage of your high-performance tyres for a long time. If you need to replace them, we can help you in finding the right ones.
Read more to learn more about the steps involved in selecting the proper tyres.