Motorists are always looking for ways to save money. The drastic increase of fuel prices, cost of maintenance repairs and the monthly insurance costs really takes its toll on monthly pay checks. We’ve resorted to driving around our local petrol stations attempting to find the cheapest prices, even if it’s just a penny difference. We’ve also attempted to drive slightly differently: taking the car out of gear and ‘rolling’ where possible. If the truth be told, these shabby solutions won’t really make a difference.
Now something that will make a difference are the quality of your car tyres. If you’re already quaking in your boots, stop. There are plenty of places out there that you can get a decent set of cheap tyres for your vehicle.
A scrap or salvage yard is one of the best places for cheap tyres. Plenty of vehicles that are in an accident are sent here. In most cases, the majority of car parts are still in good condition, including the tyres. There is such a variety of car models and makes at scrap yards, you’re sure to find the correct parts and tyres you need, all for a cheap price.
The only thing you have to be aware of is that the cheapest isn’t always going to be the best. When you’re viewing these cheap tyres, it’s important to assess the pressure and the tread depth. If these are too low and you think they won’t last you very long, it’s definitely best to go for a more expensive set of tyres. They will still be less expensive than brand new ones, they just won’t give up on you as easily.
If the yard isn’t your thing, there’s always the many department discount stores. These places will sell the same products as in a normal store however, they will usually drastically discount the prices to beat competitors. It’s suggested that a brand new tyre will be sold with a discount of 20 to 30 per cent.
If you’re really struggling where to go in order to get your cheap tyres, why not have a look in your local service station. Many of the stations change and repair vehicle tyres every day. Sometimes they change a customers tyre that still has great tread depth and is still in good condition, these tyres are usually saved, cleaned up and sold at a later date for a cheaper price.
Purchasing cheap tyres is a great way to save money when it comes to your vehicle. The only thing you have to be aware of is that they are still safe, reliable and comply with the European Labelling Legislation’s.