Master Don Juan
- Jan 14, 2018
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It's common sense, if you need to teach this fact to people here then there's nothing much you can say because it won't compute due to extremely low IQ.This is what I mean by cheap =/= frugal. Buying used tires is cheap. Tire price is not what’s on the sticker; it’s the remaining tread life.
Simple math lesson:
$200 tire / 60,000 miles = $0.00333 / mile ( 0.3 cents per mile)
$50 tire / 10,000 miles = $0.005 / mile ( 0.5 cents per mile)
An average new tire can be used anywhere between 50-80k miles depending on road conditions (hills, sharp conner, etc), day or night travel (heat factor) and driving habit.
A used tire is on average is cheaper by maybe 50 bucks vs a new tire (cheap brand).
Try divide that amount by days and you'll realise how ridiculous it is to buy 2nd hand tires, not to mention the inherent dangers of using it.