New car tyres can be expensive and the cost can vary dramatically depending upon the make and model of the car that you own. In this current economic climate we are looking for ways that we can save money and having to find the money from new tyres when finances are stretched tight is hard to say the least. The overall cost of owning and fuelling a car has increased and so has the cost of keeping it on the road. Maintenance costs for your family car can really eat into your household budget, and if you are not careful you could find yourself having to go without things in order to keep your car on the road. New tyres can be incredibly expensive so you need to not only shop around for the cheapest option, but also consider the choices that you have. You have the choice of purchasing from dealerships, specialist tyre centres, discount outlets and scrap/salvage yards.
Salvaged Tyres and Discounts
If a car has been written off it is generally sent to a scrap yard for disposal. That is not to say that the cars parts are not still good, they tyres especially. You should be able to find the tyres that you need and get them at a reasonable price too, but it will mean that you will have to trawl through stacks upon stacks of tyres to find the ones that are suitable for your car. It is no good buying just one either, as only replacing the one tyre can throw your tracking off and leave the car feeling unbalanced, so you should replace either the front two or the back two together, this will also ensure that they wear evenly. Discounted stores tend to sell refurbished and remoulded tyres rather than new ones, which means that they can offer them at a discount of anywhere up to 30% off the price of a new tyre, which is great when saving money is at the top of your list of priorities.
Service Stations and Specialist Tyre Shops
Service stations are not known for being easy on the pocket, the cost of tyres is no exception. Occasionally a service station will hold on to tyres that still have a lot of wear left in them, which they can then sell on at a discounted price, but this is something that you should enquire about as it could be something that they will do on request for you. Specialist tyre shops can be very expensive, especially if you are pushed into opting for the newest, top of the range tyre. Think about the way that you drive, your driving style and the roads that you drive on. Do you really need a tyre that can handle being taken off road when really all you do is drive around the city streets? Look to see what special offers they are running and even if you don’t see any promotional material ask about what kinds of discount deals that they are offering, you may actually end up spending less than you bargained for.
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