Here are some tried and tested guidelines to help you make a decision. Your safety and that of your passengers and other road users is the most important thing for you to consider. Firstly, you must consider why you are thinking of buying used tyres. Well it is all physics in the end, tyres are your only contact with the road, and you are not Fred Flintstone Without good grip, your brakes and your steering will be seriously compromised and at a particular speed in the wet you could lose control. The more tread you have the better. The patterns are designed to clear water from the road surface so that the tire can make contact with the road. The deeper the tread, the more water can be cleared from the road, meaning the less likely you are to find yourself aquaplaning.

Aquaplaning happens when a level of water builds up between the road surface and the tire and causes your brakes and steering to stop working. If this happens, ABS anti brake system and electronics will be of no help to you. Gravity and cause and effect, i.e. force and friction will have taken over. It really is down to science Well, the effect is very similar.

You will find with a part worn tire, that the tread will not be as deep as on a new tire, meaning much less grip in nasty wet conditions. All tyres have wear indicators that are little raised areas between the tread. What happens is the tread parts company with the carcass of the tire. A tire should be changed every 20k to 25k miles and definitely every couple of years. Remember every time you push the mileage beyond the limits you are endangering the public and yourself. Do not be so tight with your budget. Go http://heathtyres.com/part-worn-tyres-dartford/ for more information.

A major component of a tire is the carcass. This is made up of an entwined weave of steel wires and fabric bonded to rubber casing. The rubber compound that then goes to make the tread is wound around the carcass before being placed into a mould where pressure and heat imprint the tread, all very technical but designed to provide a very strong tyre.Always check the carcass as it is surprisingly easy to damage kerbs, punctures etc. Look for obvious signs such as areas where the tread is uneven or lifted bubbles especially, unusual wear all around the tire.