Like the name implies, a used car means it’s been used. Some parts of the car, including the tires, may become worn or degraded over time. This is especially true the older the car is and the more miles it has racked up. Fortunately at our Orlando pre-owned car dealership, we perform a 160-point inspection to ensure all of the cars parts are up to our high standards. Unfortunately, not all dealerships put in as much effort and may be sending you off on worn tires. Because of this, the team at our Orlando used car dealership has come up answers to some common car tire questions you may be having.
Are your Orlando pre-owned car’s tires ready to be replaced?
“What should I check on the car tires before I buy?”
Before you purchase a pre-owned car there are some things you need to check out. Performing a car inspection on the tires is important for your safety, and can also save you some money. There is a certain code the tires have to adhere to legally before an Orlando used car dealership is able to sell you the car, so you may be able to get some tires replaced if they aren’t up to code. To make sure you and your passengers with be riding on safe tires, here are some things you should check:
- Extreme wear
- Uneven wear
- Repaired rips or holes with plugs or patches – these are temporary solutions that will need to be replaced.
“Do I need to replace my car tires?”
If the Orlando pre-owned vehicle that you are looking to purchase or have purchased has very worn tires, you might want to consider replacing them. If you’re not certain how well maintained the car’s tires were in the past, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
If you’re on the edge of deciding whether your Orlando car is in need of new tires, you can perform the simple and accurate penny test. Place a penny in the threat of the tire tread. If honest Abe’s entire head is visible then your car is in need of some new tires. For your safety, the depth of the tires should be over 2/32 of an inch.
Make sure you’re riding safe on your Orlando used cars tires!
“How do I maintain my tires?”
If the previous owner of your car hasn’t taken your car in for Orlando auto service in the past six months or 5,000 miles, it’s now your responsibility. Take your used car in to get its tires properly rotated. If you’re riding around in a car that hasn’t had a tire rotation recently, the tires will become unevenly worn, and cause you to replace them much earlier than they should be.
If you have any questions about your used car’s tires call our Orlando pre-owned dealership today at (866) 454-1614. If you do happen to need your tires replaces, our Orlando Toyota auto service center can help you with affordable tires and a quick installation!