Used Tire Sales in Louisville, KY
Bessler’s U Pull & Save has the largest inventory of used tires in the Louisville area. Our quality and cheap used tires are available for the fraction of the cost of new tires.
At Bessler’s U Pull & Save, we have over 1,400 used tires under roof and inventoried including complete sets of four like-new used tires, plus thousands more on vehicles throughout the lot. Our used tires are an affordable option for your everyday vehicle, your work truck, or as spare tires, and our on-site staff is able to help you find the right used tires for your vehicle.
Tips for Buying Used Tires
Check tire age
Determining the age of a tire is quite easy. Every tire should have a Tire Identification Number (TIN), which identifies the week and year the tire was produced.
These four numbers will often come after a series of letters beginning with DOT. This stands for the Department of Transportation. DOT is followed by letters and numbers.
The numbers you want to look at are the last four digits. The first two are used to identify the week and the last two are used to identify the year. If the number is not there or the tire is more than six years old, then you’re better off leaving them behind.
Look for liner damage, patches, and defects
Tires age from the inside out, so it’s important to also look at the inside of the tire when assessing its safety. Here you want to check for any exposed cords or other damage to the inner liner.
If it looks like there’s a ring of wear around the inside, bubbles in the sidewalls, patches on the tire, any missing chunks, holes or anything that seems out the ordinary, there’s a risk the tire is not safe and will need to be replaced again soon.
Avoid uneven tread wear
Once you’ve checked tire tread depth, you should then scan over the entire outside of the tire and try to discern if there’s any uneven wear. If the previous vehicle has bad alignment, the inner edge could be more worn than the outside.
Even if your vehicle is properly aligned, the tires will continue to wear unevenly and have a shorter life span. If the wear isn’t that bad, it’s important to also consider extra costs like balancing and alignment.