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    Need 2 front tyres and I'm in 2 minds wether to buy part worns for like £25 each or brand new ones.

    What would you go for and why?

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    Part worn!!! I refuse to pay 200 pound for one tyre! But im on 19's. Ive always bought partworn apart from the very odd occasion. The way i look at it... if you dont want to spend alot of money why buy a cheap budget that is noisy and poor quality when you can get a top of the range tyre for half the price of even that new budget one! Yes it may have 3mm less tread than new but it will still probably last you longer than the cheap new one!! And they are fully tested and checked in water ect before you leave the shop so no puctures or anything anyway. Or they do in my local partworn shop. How did you get on with ur pre cut tints john??

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    Part worns can be OK, but can also be a nightmare so be very wary of where you buy them from..

    check ebay though, some traders selling very good part worns, with 5-6mm tread, and high and brands too, such as Continental

    One thing that often gets overlooked, and its something you cant really check for when buying part worns, is that if the tyres have been on buckled/bent/flat-spotted wheels, and you put them on perfect wheels, the tyre will have a slight high part on it where it was on the bent wheel, and the car will vibrate like **** and no ammount of balancing will get rid of it.

    IMO youre better off with part worn premium tyres than brand new budget ditchfinders!
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    You don't know the history of part worns though... Have they been rammed up kerbs every day, scuffed up kerbs, smashed through pot holes on dirt tracks.

    Don't think my mind would rest if I had them.

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    Never had a problem in 7 years of buying them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jow20 View Post
    Never had a problem in 7 years of buying them!
    Neither did i with 10 years of selling them.

    But be carefull some may have side wall damage and cord damage.

    Better to buy new budgets, if you can buy the car you can buy the tyres, just stay in for a month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigtee View Post
    Neither did i with 10 years of selling them.

    But be carefull some may have side wall damage and cord damage.

    Better to buy new budgets, if you can buy the car you can buy the tyres, just stay in for a month.
    Had 2 kids since bought car!!! Lol, carnt afford new tyres! Went food shoppin for the week today £120!! With the price of living goin up and up i think ill be buying patworn for many many more years to come! Especially when ive always had good service from them. Ill take the chance and save alot of money! Some budget tyres can be dangerous they are so cheap anyways!!!! lol

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    Have no issues with it. Try Top Gear Tyres on the Rossmore industrial estate in Ellesmere Port. They charged me 40 quid each per tyre, and at that price I just asked them to put on the best they have. It varies between £30 for the cheapest or £40 for the best. So I came away with 2 almost new Goodyear Efficient Grips. Which should have been about £150 each. Still got about 6mm of tread on them too and no obvious damage at all.

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    Put 4 cd cases on the floor.

    Thats approx the full contact area between your car and the road....

    for me brand new every time, I would concider part worn winter tyres but not for my normal summer tyres.

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    I have bought part worn many years ago and they served their purpose well. Id love to replace my NCT5's with like for like when they wear out but no way I can justify £150 a corner. You can pick up a pair with about 4-5mm for about £50 a pair which is reasonable money as NCT5's tend to give long mileages.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris SRi View Post
    You don't know the history of part worns though... Have they been rammed up kerbs every day, scuffed up kerbs, smashed through pot holes on dirt tracks.

    Don't think my mind would rest if I had them.
    Unless you've had your car since new, or replaced all 4 tyres when you bought the car, you drive on second hand part worn tyres every day.

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