Tyresales frequently gets inquiries from prospective customers looking for cheap, qood quality, second-hand warrant of fitness compliant tyres. There was a time when good supplies of second hand tyres like this were available but export policy changes in Japan and increased competition for tyres from Africa and Russia resulted in supplies of well priced quality used tyres drying up about 5 years ago.
Sure, there are still second hand tyres available, on Trade me and through some retailers who continue to trade in them, but their price tends to be high and quality low. And even worse, the cost of each kilometre of use left in these tyres is often very high, much higher than the low price per kilometre of low priced new Chinese tyres. And then there are used tyres sourced from accident damaged written off wrecks in New Zealand. Often these tyres are been in cars so badly damaged that the occupants have been maimed or even killed. Would you want tyres like these on your family’s vehicle?
Even worse is the fact that the New Zealand part worn tyre market is completely unregulated and these tyres are sold without a guarantee. There is no testing regime for these tyres, their suitability for sale simply relying on the valued judgement and conscience of the vendor. There used to be at least one major importer with a formal quality assurance program where every tyre was inflated and assessed for safety, but that facility closed when overseas supplies dried up.
Tyresales low priced, high quality Chinese tyres like Linglong, Crosswind, Green Max and Windforce all offer excellent value and low per kilometre running costs. Their quality and performance is consistent and reliable and every new tyre tyre is sold with a guarantee. Spend a bit more than second hand prices and you get a lot more!