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Wednesday 22 November 2017

second- hand checklist

Be careful when buying second-hand tyres, particularly over the phone. Ask the ‘right’ questions and get the seller to send pictures to verify the condition of the tyres. Local tyre merchants are a better bet and there is a better chance of some come-back if there is a problem
Be careful when buying second-hand tyres, particularly over the phone. Ask the ‘right’ questions and get the seller to send pictures to verify the condition of the tyres. Local tyre merchants are a better bet and there is a better chance of some come-back if there is a problem
This second-hand tyre had a major repair on the inside and the outside had been freshened up with tyre paint. Not the ideal second-hand purchase

Consider second-hand tyres as an option when changing tyres as there may be some decent examples out there. Again, shopping local is probably the safest because if there are any issues with the tyres then there is some comeback.

Avoid purchasing tyres without seeing them. I recently spoke to someone who bought some tyres on spec from Britain.

They were what the seller said they were, a leading brand with 70pc and 40pc tread left.

On arrival, though, one set was clearly very old, while the other set had two massive repairs.

The older set were a tubeless design but quite rigid and the tyre centre couldn't blow them up on the rims.

Tubes had to be used, adding to their cost.

The repairs on the other set were professionally done but not what the dealer had expected.

The tyres had even been painted to mask the repair.

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If you are buying over the phone, ask all the right questions. Obviously, the price, load and speed ratings are important.

What age are they? Are there any repairs? Have they been painted? Is there a returns policy?

Get the seller to send pictures to confirm their condition.

Finally, buy with a credit card so if the seller is bogus or there are other problems, the transaction can be cancelled.

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