FAQ About Used Tires...where the heck do they come from?

August 11th, 2015

FAQ about used tires from the pros at 106 St Tire & Wheel

1) Where do used tires come from?

Take a look around after the carnage of natural diasters like Hurricane Sandy and remember the millions of dollars in ruined vehicles? Cars, trucks, vans, more all ruined because of damage from fallen trees and flooding.

When flood water gets inside your car, the inside is ruined. Flood water carries with it not only waste water but also street water containing spillage from leaking transmissions, oil leaks, antifreeze, etc.

Interiors are ruined and drying them does not solve the situation as they are stained with waste materials like oil, grease, etc and maybe worse. Most times, a vehicle recovered from a flood will have the engine ruined by dirt, sand, debris getting into the engine and exhaust. Between body and fender damage, interior damage and engine damage, most cars will be totaled and ready for a junk yard.

Also, cars in serious accidents that are "totaled" by insurance companies may be a pile of crushed metal but....the tires on them may be perfect!

What’s salvageable? THE TIRES. This is where used tires come from as across the county each year, where we see vehicles ruined, the water proof tires are perhaps the one thing that is salvageable.

Are used tires safe?

Yes, they are safe. All used tires 106 St Tire & Wheel sells are obtained from a legitimate used tire dealer. Used tires meet safety and tread standards and then are double safety inspected by our expert tire mechanics here at our locations.  At 106 St Tire & Wheel’s 4 stores in Queens where we have built a reputation spanning 25 years.

Also, please keep in mind that used tires come off vehicles that were parked on a road, stuck in traffic, in other words, they were being used up until the time they were involved in an accident, hit by flood waters, had a tree fall on them, etc. Used tires do not come from a junk yard, they come from vehicles whose body, engine and interior have been destroyed.

How much do used tires costs?

Used tires can be obtained for a fraction of the price of new tires and when funds are tight, they offer a safe tire at an affordable price.

Why buy used tires?

Besides being economical and saving a hefty amount of cash, 106 St Tire & Wheel always offers its customers solutions they can afford, ones that THINK GREEN and treat our customers like family. Used tires are a perfectly viable and thrifty solution that beats risking safety with worn out tires. As Queens residents ourselves, what’s good for the community, our customers and the environment is good for all of us. Because of 106 St Tire & Wheel’s reputation as the Queens tire dealer you can trust, it makes sense for us to help out by giving the community the best advice based on their needs. Sure, 106 makes more money on selling new tires but given our logistics, our community spirit, our concern for our customers who are like family to us, 106 St Tire & Wheel makes the recommendation of new tires when we know $350-900 for new tires would not burden a family in these tough times.

What are the risks about buying used tires?

106 St Tire & Wheel recommends that you do not purchased used tires on line unless there is an iron clad return policy in writing from a reputable business. When you come to any of our 4 Queens locations open 7 days a week, you will see the tires we are installing BEFORE we install them and if you have any issues with any used tire or any brand new tire you purchase from us, 106 St Tire & Wheel will be here for you at 106-01 Northern Blvd 24/7 at 718-446-6769, 79-20 Queens Blvd, Mon-Sun 8am-8PM 718-458-2500, 118-02 Merrick Blvd, open Mon-Sat 8am-8pm 718-276-4070 and at our new commercial vehicle tire center where business owners can get a wheel alignment or an oil change on Sunday at 45-13 108 St, open Mon-Sun 8am-8pm, 718-271-9700

Rest assured, 106 St Tire & Wheel puts people and safety first and that’s what’s made us an icon in the business, Queens premier tire dealer and the tire and wheel dealer with the name you can trust. Reach us at www.106sttire.com; call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including all holidays except Christmas day, call 718-446-6769 select option #1 in the voice mail for a live tire mechanic day, night, holidays, weekends.

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