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I have a problem with used tires... I think if you are to sell used tires they really need to be checked properly. How do you check a tire properly?? Is there even a way? How do you tell if a tire is any good if it is not mounted on a rim? For me I replace tires because there is a problem with the tires, so why would I then sell that tire to someone else? I will not sell any used tires! To me it is just a HUGE liability. Once again though to each his own, that is just my opinion and my opinion only.

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Seems the customers you would attract by selling used tires would also be the customers that are cheap. Where does it end? Junk yard spark plugs? I'd rather attract customers that are willing to spend the money for new tires as they are also more likely the customers that will willingly pay for quality work.

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No contest from me concerning used tires, I agree with you all. Nevertheless I am always looking for liquidity in the market and the opportunity to market the shop. Clearly these guys are bringing a tool to promote business, If I can get the customer's ear, I may be able to upgrade them to a new set of tires.

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I sell used tires, its pretty easy to test them. A car comes in for a 4 tire change over because they are at 5/32", its the best thing from a safety standpoint. 5/32" is the minimum for snow if you ask me. Well, when a customer is at 0/32" and is on a tight budget those 5/32" tires become a lifesaver, for $100 they can pass inspection. I only sell used tires that I removed. We discard 90% of tires that come off. I do have a guy that takes anything above 1/32". To me its a waste of money to put them on anything but he has customers who drive junk, and it saves me the recycling cost.

 

The biggest used tire mover is 235/75r15 to fit 95-03 s10 blazers. Good luck finding them, typically the owners of these beauties run the tires down until air comes through.

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