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Saving Money When Buying Tires For Your Vehicle

Tires are one of the most common items people need to replace on their car or truck, and finding ways to buy discount tires can help save you money. There are many ways to save money on tires, but it is essential to know what you are getting, so look the tires over well before buying them.

Irregular Tires

You can find some tires at shops that sell discount tires that are fine to use and are safe but have some visual issue or irregularity to them. Something as simple as a mistake in the sidewall printing, like a misspelled name or a whitewall that didn't get painted when the tire was manufactured, can make these tires irregulars. 

While there is nothing physically wrong with the tires but the manufacturer did not like something about the tire, it is sold as an irregular tire at a significant discount by the tire dealers. If you need a complete set of tires, you may have difficulty finding them with irregular tires, but often a discount tire dealer will have one or two on hand if you ask them about them.

Off-Brand Tires

Buying tires that are branded with a name that you do not know is sometimes an excellent way to get cheaper tires for your vehicle. These discount tire brands are often unique names in the US, but they are not new tire manufacturers — they distribute tires in other countries every day. 

As long as the tire meets the US regulations for safety and tire construction, discount tire shops can carry these tires and will often sell them at a significant discount to clients looking for the best deal they can find on tires for their car. The mileage rating is usually lower on these tires than on major name brand tires, but it is OK for vehicles that are not driven a lot or are used just around town. These tires may be the best option for you.

Used Tires

If you are looking for a way to save money and buy discount tires for your car but do not want to pay the price for new ones, you may want to look for a used tire shop or dealer in your area. These shops sell discount tires to clients and often sell one tire at a time.

If you need a set, you may be able to get a set of tires that came off a wreck or a car that has a bad engine and is no longer running. A salvage yard may also sell used or discount tires, but you need to look the tires over carefully before you buy them to be sure they are in good shape and safe.

To learn more, contact a resource like Carbouteek LLC