Used Tires: Good for the Planet

Help save the planet by buying used tires.
Celebrate Earth Day every day when you buy premium used tires so that they do not end up in a landfill.

Have you ever bought a used car? If so, chances are really high that you also purchased used tires.

When sold from a reputable retailer — like Champtires — used tires are a safe, affordable and environmentally friendly option.

Save the Planet

Used tires from Champtires are premium re-used products that could end up polluting landfills if they weren’t given a second chance. When you buy used tires, you’re helping to save the environment.

Safety First

Every tire that enters the Champtires warehouse is inspected and tested by trained technicians on state-of-the-art equipment. Tires that do not meet our high standards are not sold.

Spend Less

Buying used tires can save you up to 80 percent off the cost of new tires. And Champtires carries every brand in all sizes and tread depths.

Shop our 30,000+ inventory. (Free shipping is included on all online orders.)

Visit one of our three Pittsburgh-area locations.

More Information

How To Find Your Tire Size and Determine Tire Tread Depth

Stop Overpaying for Tires: The Champtires Advantage

Stop Overpaying for Tires

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Spending money on tires will never be fun. So it’s a good thing there’s a way to save up to 80 percent. Pittsburgh-based Champtires specializes in new and premium used tires — in every brand and size and at the lowest prices.

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The Champtires Advantage

At any given time, Champtires has more than 30,000 tires in stock. Every tire that enters the warehouse is inspected and air tested.

Replacing Tires: If you get a flat tire or need to change any number of your tires, Champtires’ huge inventory means that you’ll be able to find the size, tread depth and even brand to match your remaining tires.

  • It’s important to note that if you’re replacing one tire, its tread level should match its counterpart. So front tire tread depths should match and back tire tread depths should be the same. Front and back tires should always be within 2/32 of each other.
  • If someone tells you that you can’t only replace one tire (or two) and insists that you need to buy two (or a whole set), be sure to question them as to exactly why…tread depths matching is what matters.

How To Find Your Tire Size and Determine Tire Tread Depth

Why Buy Used Tires?

While Champtires does sell new tires, high quality used tires are our specialty. Buying used tires is:

  • Safe. When bought from a reputable tire shop, like Champtires. We’ve been in business since 2009, and every tire that enters our warehouse is inspected and air tested.
  • Environmentally friendly. Instead of the used tires ending up in a landfill, you will be reusing a premium, recycled product.
  • Much more affordable. Even if you just need to replace one tire, the cost of rubber has increased dramatically recently and has caused the price of brand new tires to skyrocket. We also offer a 14-day satisfaction guarantee. Check Champtires’ prices for yourself.

How To Start Saving With Champtires

Champtires in the Pittsburgh-area:

Note: If your car is not drivable, simply contact us to arrange having it towed to one of our stores.

For Drivers Across the United States:

Tip: Have your tire(s) shipped to your home or auto body shop.

Related Information:

Flat Tire? Don’t Stress.

Prevent Flat Tires With Quick Tire Inspections

The Dangers of Driving With Worn Tires

Why Buy Used Tires?

State Vehicle Safety Inspections—And Your Car’s Tires

 

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Writing Awards at Carnegie Mellon University

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Champtires is proud to be a 2019 sponsor of Carnegie Mellon University’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Writing Awards. The writing contest, now celebrating its 20th anniversary, gives high school and college students a safe space to creatively explore their personal experiences with race and discrimination.

The awards ceremony is open to the public and a great event that brings together the Pittsburgh community. The student winners will read their essays and poetry and receive their recognition from awards founder and director — and acclaimed poet and author — Jim Daniels.

Learn more about the awards and read all of the winning entries.

Gas Mileage and Your Tires

Learn how important your tires are to maintain a good fuel economy.

Gas prices are high and poor fuel economy is bad for the environment. Did you know that your tires impact your car’s gas mileage?

  • Not only are worn or bald tires dangerous to drive on, but they reduce the vehicle’s gas mileage. Uneven and low tread patters force your car to work harder to attempt to gain traction.
  • Low or incorrect tire pressure will result in a two percent loss of gas mileage for every five pounds per square inch (psi) of pressure that is below the manufacturer’s recommendation. Learn more about tire pressure.
  • Unbalanced and misaligned tires also hurt gas mileage.
  • Snow tires — which are great for driving in snow and other winter weather conditions — impact gas mileage. Be sure to take them off once spring arrives.

If your tires are causing problems and you’re looking for a way to save up to 80 percent off the cost of new tires, Champtires has thousands of used tires for sale. It doesn’t matter if you need one, two or a whole set – Champtires will get you the tread level you need in the brand name that you trust.

Champtires offers free shipping to the continental U.S. and a 14-day satisfaction guarantee. We also offer monthly specials.

There are also three Pittsburgh-area stores that offer installation and other services:

Pittsburgh

1319 Washington Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM EST
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST
Sunday: Closed
(412) 361-1696

Services Available: Tire sales; tire installation; wheel alignment; and brake and suspension services

West Mifflin 

1130 Lebanon Rd
West Mifflin, PA 15122

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM EST
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST
Sunday: Closed
(412) 462-3000

Services Available: Tire sales; tire installation; wheel alignment; and brake and suspension services

North Huntington / Irwin

15091 Rte. 30
North Huntington, PA 15642

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM EST
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST
Sunday: Closed
(412) 646-1999

Services Available: Tires sales; tire installation; brake and suspension services

Questions? Send us an email.

More Resources:

How To Find Tire Size and Determine Tire Tread Depth

Flat Tire? Don’t Stress.

Why Buy Used Tires?

The Dangers of Driving With Worn Tires.

Don’t Ignore the Tire Pressure Light

Low tire pressure can cause dangerous driving conditions

When temperatures fluctuate drastically, it’s common for a car’s tire pressure to change, causing the monitoring light to activate. However, this doesn’t mean that you should ignore the notification.

A spokesman for the Rubber Manufacturers Association explained “that yellow Tire Pressure Monitoring System light isn’t a friendly warning to put a little air in the tires – it’s an emergency warning that a tire has lost at least a quarter of its pressure.”

Driving on tires with low pressure can cause serious damage to the tires and your car. Low tire pressure will cause your car not to be able to handle steering and braking properly and can lead to blowouts, flat tires and premature wear.

On the flip side, tire pressure that is too high causes traction and gripping issues and a more bouncy ride.

What is the Correct Tire Pressure for Your Car?

Check your owners guide to find out what the recommended tire pressure is for your specific car. This information is also sometimes found on the inside of the driver’s door.

Do not necessarily follow what is listed on the actual tire. That number is usually the maximum pressure that the tire can handle and not what is ideal for your vehicle.

It’s a good idea to inspect your tires on a regular basis. Also, keep in mind to check all four of your tires. Just because one or two are at an acceptable pressure, does not mean the remaining tires are not experiencing issues.

What To Do When Tires Keep Losing Pressure

If a tire continues to lose pressure after checking and adding air, there is probably a leak or other defect in the tire. Do not panic. Replacing one (or two, three or a whole set), does not have to drain your bank account.

Instead of a new tire, and replacing two or all four, consider buying a high-quality used tire from a reputable place such as Champtires. Champtires has more than 30,000 used tires for sale at any given moment—in nearly every size, brand and tread depth imaginable. And every tire that enters Champtires’ warehouse is inspected and tested.

Simply determine what size your tire is and what its counterpart’s tread level is at, and search Champtires website for a replacement tire.

Champtires offers free shipping to the continental U.S. and a 14-day satisfaction guarantee. There are also three Pittsburgh-area stores that offer installation and other services:

Pittsburgh

1319 Washington Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM EST
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST
Sunday: Closed
(412) 361-1696

Services Available: Tire sales; tire installation; wheel alignment; and brake and suspension services

West Mifflin 

1130 Lebanon Rd
West Mifflin, PA 15122

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM EST
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST
Sunday: Closed
(412) 462-3000

Services Available: Tire sales; tire installation; wheel alignment; and brake and suspension services

North Huntington / Irwin

15091 Rte. 30
North Huntington, PA 15642

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM EST
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST
Sunday: Closed
(412) 646-1999

Services Available: Tires sales; tire installation; brake and suspension services

Questions? Send us an email.

More Resources:

How To Find Tire Size and Determine Tire Tread Depth

Flat Tire? Don’t Stress.

Why Buy Used Tires?

The Dangers of Driving With Worn Tires.