have Hundreds of Used Tires in stock from just $10.00 each! --
mounting & balancing available just
$12.00 / tire
Smart Tire Purchasing for the New Economy.
All tires Graded, inspected, & in inventory!
Why purchase new tires when you can buy
the same tire used for a fraction of the cost?
FIG. 1 - 1996 Toyota
Corolla that came in with brand new
Pirelli P4 185/65/14 Tires
(cost $320.00 new)
Our price.... just $140.00
for the set!
Did you know that many vehicles we
purchase come in with nearly new tires? Have you ever thought about what
happens to these tires when a car or truck is recycled? In most
auto recyclers sell their used tires in bulk to wholesale used tire
dealers so they don't have to deal with them, forcing you as the
consumer to deal with middle men who raise the price so they can pay
their overhead and make a profit.
Here at Laurens Auto Salvage, we
NEVER sell our used tires to middle men or used tire
dealers. We prefer to inspect, dismount, grade and sell our tires to
local consumers right here in Upstate South Carolina. Eliminating the
middle man and allowing consumers to deal directly with the source for
used tires allows you to save money, and in this economy that's just
good economic sense.
So just how much money can you save? A
typical set of 235/75/15 Michelin LTX tires costs upwards
of $600.00 per set new. When we have these tires in stock, our
price would bejust $150.00 for the set.... and
that's an almost new, "Grade A" set with 75% or more tread remaining!
That's a savings of $450.00! What could you do with that much
extra cash in your pocket? Another example is the picture on the right,
which is 1996 Corolla that came in with brand new Pirelli P4 185/65/14
Tires. At online discount tire stores, these tires cost $320.00
for the set. Our price........ just $140.00!
In addition to complete sets of grade A
tires, we also sell individual tires if you're just looking to replace
one or two tires on your vehicle.
FIG. 2 -
Perfect Example of a Rejected Tire.
LAS Exclusive Used Tire Grading System™
When we started putting our used tires in inventory
5 years ago, we found that a used tire grading system didn't exist. So
we decided to create a simple system that groups our used tires in three
primary categories based on the percentage of useable tread remaining on
the tire. The tire grading table to the right shows the three categories
we use for gradeing; Grade A, B, or C. An "A" rated tire is nearly new and has
between 75% to 100% of it's original tread. A "B" rated tire has between
50% to 74% of it's original tread. A "C" rated tire has between 30% to
49% of it's
original tread remaining. Tires with less than 35% tread remaining are
considered too worn to put back on the road.
Rejected & Excessively Worn Tires
Any tires that are cut, abnormally worn,
show any signs of dryrot, or have less than 30% of their original tread
remaining are not sold to the public.
The old tire in Fig. 2 at left is a
perfect example of what can go wrong with a used tire. This tire shows
abnormal camber wear (inproper toe-in adjustment), has dryrot starting
on the sidewall, has an old tire plug in the tread, and is worn past the
wear bars. Some places might try to sell a tire like this, but any tires
we inspect that have ANY of these problems are rejected fore resale.
Rejected tires are shredded and recycled into new tire rubber based
products, and the steel belts are separated and recycled along with
other ferrous (iron-based) metals.
Mounting & Balancing
For our local retail customers we offer mounting & balancing on all
tires we sell for just $12.00 per tire. Due to the extremely high demand
for these tires we install them by appointment only.
So before you go to your local tire store,
CALL US FIRST to potentially save hundreds of dollars on your
next tire purchase.
Hundreds of used tires in stock!
All tires inspected & graded.
Used tires from $10.00 and up!
Many complete sets (sets of 4)
Top-of-the-line name brand tires at a
fraction of the cost!