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New Tyres vs Part Worn

rahulvigan Avatar
2y, 5m agoPosted 2 years, 5 months ago
Hi. I do about 60 miles daily and I have to replace all my tyres, would you advise to spend about £70 on new ones, or £20 part worn?

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2y, 5m agoPosted 2 years, 5 months ago
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#1
Something like tyres i would only buy new,
The way forward is websites like blackcircles.co.uk or grippy.co.uk
you put in your postcode and it prices up new tyres and offer many brands and prices are within your area.
Prices are usually great!
#2
Sandy1012
Something like tyres i would only buy new,
The way forward is websites like blackcircles.co.uk or grippy.co.uk
you put in your postcode and it prices up new tyres and offer many brands and prices are within your area.
Prices are usually great!


Thanx Sandy, I've seen the £50 discount on Michelin tyres at Costco but I'm just having trouble deciding as the massive difference in price, but is this false/unsafe economy?!?
#3
false economy.

i use mytyres.co.uk

get quidco and prices fair.

bought some barum for the car and all 4 are still good after 10k

only paid 230 delivered
banned#4
Not a fan of part worn tyres myself, you can get some great tyres and great deals and be lucky but on the other hand I don't really think you know if they are safe and if not it is too late after a problem or worse arises.

Most part worn tyres have come off a car that has been involved in some kind of an incident, what impact they have had may not be seen by the naked eye.

I would advise buy new.
#5
Thank you all for your sincere advise.
#6
Camskills is another place to look,I would never skimp on tyres and would definitely not get part worns.
#7
konimitsu
Not a fan of part worn tyres myself, you can get some great tyres and great deals and be lucky but on the other hand I don't really think you know if they are safe and if not it is too late after a problem or worse arises.

Most part worn tyres have come off a car that has been involved in some kind of an incident, what impact they have had may not be seen by the naked eye.

I would advise buy new.

Have you ever bought part worn tyres ? yes they do come from accident damaged cars, good stuff for guys like me who cant afford a set of pirelli's , A tyre is designed to withstand impacts and hold suspension cushion characteristics and if its that bad you will see with your eyes trust me, you cant rub tyre scuffs/balloons away.
I'm heavy on tyres so I know to stay well away from cheap new ones ( you know the bargain ones that let your car slide off the road ) I cant afford quality brand makes so part worn ones are a no brainer for me , and much safer in wet conditions.

My opinion only
#8
Would you wear second hand underwear?
#9
Get the best you can afford.
Try to avoid part worn. Having the same 4 tyre's is good but not essential.
#10
judderman
Get the best you can afford.
Try to avoid part worn. Having the same make /brand 4 tyre's is good but not essential.
#11
Not even a seconds thought -buy new -full stop ! You never know what may be lurking beneath a seemingly decent tread, or how old they are -Don't even think about it !!!!
#12
lol marked down by people who haven't a clue about tyres , you would think the op was on about fire extinguishers

Put it this way , I bet I get more miles out of my ( £80 x2 7mm part worn pirelli's than people get out of them bargain £230 full set delivered tyres.
#13
Crusader777
lol marked down by people who haven't a clue about tyres , you would think the op was on about fire extinguishers

Put it this way , I bet I get more miles out of my ( £80 x2 7mm part worn pirelli's than people get out of them bargain £230 full set delivered tyres.

Its not just about miles though,it is down to stopping distance,noise mpg and safety! I have and never will buy part worn tyres,that's my choice though and understand what suits one doesn't suit another. I wouldn't buy budget tyres either. I needed tyres a couple of months ago and it took me a good couple of weeks research to pick the ones I thought were the best value and suitability for me/my car.
#14
A better question would have been New cheap budget tyres v Part worn branded tyre.
banned#15
Crusader777
konimitsu
Not a fan of part worn tyres myself, you can get some great tyres and great deals and be lucky but on the other hand I don't really think you know if they are safe and if not it is too late after a problem or worse arises.

Most part worn tyres have come off a car that has been involved in some kind of an incident, what impact they have had may not be seen by the naked eye.

I would advise buy new.

Have you ever bought part worn tyres ? yes they do come from accident damaged cars, good stuff for guys like me who cant afford a set of pirelli's , A tyre is designed to withstand impacts and hold suspension cushion characteristics and if its that bad you will see with your eyes trust me, you cant rub tyre scuffs/balloons away.
I'm heavy on tyres so I know to stay well away from cheap new ones ( you know the bargain ones that let your car slide off the road ) I cant afford quality brand makes so part worn ones are a no brainer for me , and much safer in wet conditions.

My opinion only

....as I said you can get a great deal and be lucky but not always. I hope you never have a problem with any tyres but are you challenging what I am saying as incorrect?

It has been proven that part worn tyres can be dangerous and not all defects can be seen with the naked eye so sorry but I couldn't trust you on that.
#16
I've used part worns on and off for years without an issue. Just check the tyres over before you buy them. Yes, they may have been involved in an accident, but if an impact has been to the wheels and tyres, damage will be visable. Cars arnt only written off through an accident. Part worns can come from cars that have been written off through vandalism, stolen recovered, engine seizures etc.
If part worns were only a couple of quid cheaper, I'd not bother, but as you can get a big brand part worn for less than 1/2 the price of a cheap tyre, I'd rather do this. Also, as it recycling, think of the polar bears! ;-)
#17
I used to buy part warn until I got a company car. It's great, Kwikfit want to put expensive ones on. Just had 2x Dunlop sport maxx fitted last week and I have to say they feel awesome. Very sticky rubber!

When I used to buy part warn tyres it was because I never kept a car too long and did 7k miles a year back then. If you can afford new, go new. If your selling the car in 6 months, go part warn.
#18
OP go ask your question on a site thats motor orientated. Many valid points people have mentioned but you'll end up with super budget tyres going off comments here , thats what you don't need trust me. Only say that as you was thinking of part worns so I assume you dont have £400- £600+ for a decent set

Edited By: Crusader777 on Jun 20, 2014 20:52
[mod][Mod Team]#19
Part-worn branded tyres would be my preference over new budgets.
If you can afford it though, get new branded tyres
banned#20
ktm666
I've used part worns on and off for years without an issue. Just check the tyres over before you buy them. Yes, they may have been involved in an accident, but if an impact has been to the wheels and tyres, damage will be visable. Cars arnt only written off through an accident. Part worns can come from cars that have been written off through vandalism, stolen recovered, engine seizures etc.
If part worns were only a couple of quid cheaper, I'd not bother, but as you can get a big brand part worn for less than 1/2 the price of a cheap tyre, I'd rather do this. Also, as it recycling, think of the polar bears! ;-)
some valid point, but you can't be sure the tyres that you buy second hand have not been involved in a major accident!
#21
Quite surprised by the answers on here.

Think about it this way...


When you buy a second hand car, do you worry about the tyres fitted? Do you dispose of them all and buy a new set so that you can 'know' they have never been harshly treated? Or do you just get on using them?

Nobody ever thinks twice if they come fitted to a car, even though it is quite plausible that they have been mistreated or even that the seller purchased part worns to put on the car to sell it rather than buying new ones.
#22
A lot of partworns come from Germany and other countries which have a deeper minimum tread wear depth and also swap for winter tyres.

Edited By: cootuk2 on Jun 20, 2014 23:00
#23
I would always go for new. Part worn would maybe be ok for somebody like me who doddles around locally 99% of the time and does well under 5k a year. For your mileage being 15k+ then I wouldn't chance it. If you do then go to a reputable supplier.
#24
How many of these part worn tyres are checked for age?... tyres degrade with age.

Stop being skin flints on such important items as tyres.
#25
Their is one of these pw tyre garage near me and most of it's customers are workman white man van !
#26
nbuuifx
Quite surprised by the answers on here.

Think about it this way...


When you buy a second hand car, do you worry about the tyres fitted? Do you dispose of them all and buy a new set so that you can 'know' they have never been harshly treated? Or do you just get on using them?

Nobody ever thinks twice if they come fitted to a car, even though it is quite plausible that they have been mistreated or even that the seller purchased part worns to put on the car to sell it rather than buying new ones.
A very good point but some people not agreeing ?
banned#27
bencotucker
What a load of rubbish!

Why would part worn tyres be sold if dangerous?
Such naivety....

bencotucker
Part worn tyres sold in this country all come from Europe.
Source of info?

Link to winter tyre rules around some European countries....what's the point here? Nothing to do with part worn tyres.

At the end of the day it is a buyer's money to spend how they wish. I have said in my first post here you can get lucky and get some great deals with part worns, you can also end up with tyres that are damaged and dangerous proven fact but I just can't believe the narrow minded views of people who say otherwise and you can see all damage etc with the naked eye. To believe it is not possible for 'some' people to be selling dangerous illegal part worn tyres is naive beyond belief. Good luck with that....
#28
Inactive
How many of these part worn tyres are checked for age?... tyres degrade with age.

Stop being skin flints on such important items as tyres.

You can check the tyres for age yourself, they are all date stamped on the side. Have a google first to work out how to decode the date stamp, then ask to see any tyres first. You don't want to really be using a tyre over 6 years old, so you probably want to make sure it is about 4 years old or younger.

My personal view is that brand new premium brand tyres are the best to buy. However they are very expensive, if you are going to go for budget tyres to save money then I personally think a set of part worn premium brand tyres would be better.

I've gone down a slightly different route for tyres on one of our cars over the last few years. I have managed to pick up a full set of alloys with tyres for the car twice. Each time these have been off a car with gearbox failure (common fault on the auto box on this particular car). A full set has been £100 each time - so £25 a corner with a replacement wheel too! I'm sure the old ones would fetch some money if I could be bothered to sell them. The tyres on this particular car are expensive as they have to be XL reinforced tyres - so the saving has been huge.
#29
damo1972
ktm666
I've used part worns on and off for years without an issue. Just check the tyres over before you buy them. Yes, they may have been involved in an accident, but if an impact has been to the wheels and tyres, damage will be visable. Cars arnt only written off through an accident. Part worns can come from cars that have been written off through vandalism, stolen recovered, engine seizures etc.
If part worns were only a couple of quid cheaper, I'd not bother, but as you can get a big brand part worn for less than 1/2 the price of a cheap tyre, I'd rather do this. Also, as it recycling, think of the polar bears! ;-)
some valid point, but you can't be sure the tyres that you buy second hand have not been involved in a major accident!

The way I make sure is to fully check the tyres for physical damage. If the tyres had been involved in a direct impact, they would be damaged, show signs of scuffs, tears etc. if the car has say been written off by a front impact which hasn't damaged the rear tyres, I'd have no issue with buying them, just like if have no issue buying a bonet off a damaged car as long as it's in good condition. Tyres are simple, if they have been damaged, you will see it as soon as it's inflated. Any other damage which you can't see won't be any different from the damage you cause to your brand new tyres after you go over your first pot hole.
#30
Yeah, safety really is the only thing that matters when you drive - buy all new and all the same brand
banned#31
ktm666
damo1972
ktm666
I've used part worns on and off for years without an issue. Just check the tyres over before you buy them. Yes, they may have been involved in an accident, but if an impact has been to the wheels and tyres, damage will be visable. Cars arnt only written off through an accident. Part worns can come from cars that have been written off through vandalism, stolen recovered, engine seizures etc.
If part worns were only a couple of quid cheaper, I'd not bother, but as you can get a big brand part worn for less than 1/2 the price of a cheap tyre, I'd rather do this. Also, as it recycling, think of the polar bears! ;-)
some valid point, but you can't be sure the tyres that you buy second hand have not been involved in a major accident!
The way I make sure is to fully check the tyres for physical damage. If the tyres had been involved in a direct impact, they would be damaged, show signs of scuffs, tears etc. if the car has say been written off by a front impact which hasn't damaged the rear tyres, I'd have no issue with buying them, just like if have no issue buying a bonet off a damaged car as long as it's in good condition. Tyres are simple, if they have been damaged, you will see it as soon as it's inflated. Any other damage which you can't see won't be any different from the damage you cause to your brand new tyres after you go over your first pot hole.
physical damage is only one type of damage a tyre can suffer, there is also internal damage and constructional damage these can't be seen to the naked eye, but can lead to major failer of a tyre.
#32
konimitsu
bencotucker
What a load of rubbish!

Why would part worn tyres be sold if dangerous?
Such naivety....

bencotucker
Part worn tyres sold in this country all come from Europe.
Source of info?

Link to winter tyre rules around some European countries....what's the point here? Nothing to do with part worn tyres.

At the end of the day it is a buyer's money to spend how they wish. I have said in my first post here you can get lucky and get some great deals with part worns, you can also end up with tyres that are damaged and dangerous proven fact but I just can't believe the narrow minded views of people who say otherwise and you can see all damage etc with the naked eye. To believe it is not possible for 'some' people to be selling dangerous illegal part worn tyres is naive beyond belief. Good luck with that....

Proven fact ? well considering that most part worn tyres fail inspection due to not having part worn labeled in red on the side wall I wouldn't be going from online reports , I agree with a lot of what you have said but but part worns arn't as dangerous as you think , how else are parn worns checked too ? with the naked eye is the only way pal and if you know what your looking at there isn't a problem, At the end of the day if your not competent enough to tell if a tyre is good or not you shouldn't be looking at them.

Buy the most grip you can afford .

I've looked online and cant find a single crash Proven (with facts) to be due to part worns, but watch this YouTube video and you'll see why I go for top brands , I scrub tyres out quick so cant afford them new but you gotta have em for the performance

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2c9Ry0JfMw

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