Recently on the Champtires Facebook page, we held a contest. For a chance to win a $25 gift certificate, our Facebook friends just needed to comment with one reason why buying used tires is a safe an affordable option for drivers.
Using a random number generator, Vickie won the gift certificate for her answer, “It’s an environmentally friendly option.”
Some of the other responses included:
“Because buying your used tires supports a local business,” said Heidi.
Buc wrote, “The reason why they’re a safe option is because buying them from Champtires Pittsburgh they are tested and approved right there on the spot and the cost of the tires are very affordable because they go by the 32nd of the tread and sometimes when you can’t get tires that are brand new, you can go and get tires from them that are just as good and might last just as long to get the job done for vehicle to keep you on the go in your everyday venture.”
“They always look new to me, I can’t tell the difference which assures me safety with the tires at a good price,” Sabrina shared.
Shacoya said, “It’s safe because you get tires from trusted brands that still have plenty of life left in them, and it’s affordable because you get them at a great price in comparison with buying brand new tires from a store.”
And, Brian said, “Because they get the job done at a wayyyy cheaper price!!!! I recommend CHAMPS to all my friends and family!”
Many factors – from front-wheel drive to braking – cause front tires to wear faster than rear tires. If the tires aren’t rotated on a regular basis, this will mean the front tires will wear out well before the rear tires.
If your front tires are worn (click here for how to quickly check), there is no need to buy four new tires. At Champtires, we can match the tread level and brand name of your remaining tires – which will result in you saving hundreds of dollars.
However, the question remains: should the newer tires go in the front or the back?
For ultimate safety and performance, newer tires should always be placed on the rear of the vehicle. The back tires should not be more than 2/32 of an inch lower than the car’s front tires.
Why is this? Studies have shown that cars not following these guidelines can have serious control issues. All major tire manufacturers recommend that the best two tires should be installed on the rear of the vehicle, with no exceptions. Champtires adamantly stands behind this recommendation.