If you drive your vehicle regularly, you will find that your tires wear out quickly, often more quickly than other components of the vehicle. Keeping tires with good tread on your car, truck, van or other vehicle is critical to your safety, especially in rainy or snowy weather, but with the high cost of new tires you may find yourself tempted to not replace your tires as frequently as you should. Yet driving on poor tires puts your safety at risk. How can you reduce your tire replacement costs while still enjoying the safety of tires will full treads on them? The answer is with Auto Parts City and our extensive selection of quality used tires.
When people bring their vehicles to Auto Parts City for salvage or junk service, tires are one of the many parts we try to salvage. We carefully inspect these tires to determine their safety and expected lifespan, then put a price tag on them based on these factors. We only sell tires with plenty of life left in them, and because they are used tires you will enjoy deeply reduced prices. Get the used tire products you need at a price that fits your budget by shopping with Auto Parts City.
How We Evaluate Used Tires
Our goal is to provide our customers with quality used vehicle parts, and that dedication applies to tires as well as engine components. Before we price any used tires that go up for sale, we will first evaluate the tire tread. The tread depth is a good indicator of how much life the tire has left in it, and we will price the tires accordingly.
In addition to tread depth, we will look at the tread wear. If the tread is wearing unevenly, it can indicate the car has poor alignment, and the tire is dangerously thin on the inner or outer edge. While these tires may still have usable life, they will have a much shorter lifespan and are offered at a reduced price if they are put up for sale at all.
Next, we will check the tire’s age. Sometimes, especially in the case of collector or vintage vehicles that do not get driven often, tires will have ample tread left but will be quite old. Old tires tend to harden, and if you drive on them they can crack and blow out even with ample tread. The age of the tire will also affect its price.
Finally, we carefully inspect the tire for any patches or visible defects. These problems can make the tire more prone to a blow out, even if the tread looks great. Missing chunks or visible holes in the tire are a sign that they are not good tires, and we will price them accordingly or pull them from the lot entirely.
For those tires that don’t pass our rigorous inspection process, our team will recycle the tires to keep them out of the local landfill. This is a critical part of our environmentally friendly processes, because tires never decompose and are a huge problem for the local landfill system. By recycling tires or reselling them, we help reduce the problem of overflowing landfills, helping to protect the environment for future generations.
We invite you to stop in at one of our Auto Parts City locations to see our quality used tire selection. You will be impressed with both the quality of these tires and their affordable pricing. You can’t get by without tires for your vehicle, and with Auto Parts City you can save money on this critical, but sometimes costly, purchase.
Used Tires for Every Type of Vehicle in the Greater Chicago Area
One thing that sets Auto Parts City apart from other used tire retailers is the variety we offer. We don’t just carry used tires for cars and other types of passenger vehicles, though that is quite a bit of our inventory. We also carry used tires for work trucks, utility vans and other vehicles, specialty and collector vehicles, and more. If you have a vehicle that needs tires, chances are we have them available at Auto Parts City. Check with Auto Parts City South for car tires or Auto Parts City North for truck tires. Keep your vehicles in good, working order with new tires, all while enjoying more affordable pricing, when you shop with Auto Parts City.
We make shopping for used tires simple. When you come to Auto Parts City to shop for your next tire purchase, we can search our online database to see exactly what we have in stock that will fit your vehicle. Then, we can point you in the right direction to find it easily, saving you time and money.
Looking to save even more? If you have a little time on your hands, ask about our Pick a Part Junkyard! With our Pick a Part Junkyard, you can head into the recycling facility yourself and look at the tires that fit your vehicle in person. Once you find something you like, remove the tires and purchase them for an even greater savings.
Find Used Rims to Finish the Look of Your Vehicle
Are you considering upgrading your rims to achieve a new look, or have your rims been damaged and need replacement? In addition to our used tire selection, we have used rims available at our Auto Parts City South location.
At Auto Parts City, we get a huge variety of vehicles in that are being junked or salvaged. Many of these have attractive rims in the latest styles, but the owner no longer needs them. This means you can purchase rims at a fraction of the regular retail price, and enjoy a hot new look for your vehicle. Because of the variety of vehicles we get in, we have a constantly changing inventory of used rims for sale, and chances are high we will have something that matches your tastes and style.
The rims on your vehicle can be one of its most eye-catching features, but custom rims are quite costly. Our used rims help you achieve the right look while also saving money. Stop in to see our current selection, or give us a call to find out what we have in stock.
Shopping with Auto Parts City Makes the Most Sense
In the greater Chicago area, including Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin, you have many recycling facilitys to consider in your search for used tires and used rims, so why should you choose Auto Parts City? Our company is not a new player in the Chicago used car parts market. We have been in the area since the 1930s, offering affordable, quality car parts for sale through the benefits of a local salvage yard.
Since we opened in the 1930s, we have worked hard every day to be a benefit and asset to our local community. Many of the ways in which we do this include our dedication to environmental friendliness. We work hard every day to ensure our cars and car parts, including tires, do not contribute to pollution problems here in our community.
First, when we bring in a car for junk or salvage service, we carefully consider everything that car has that can be recycled. This includes the basic glass and metal. We will then salvage these items off of the car, and recycle them carefully so they can be put to good use.
All usable parts are removed from the car, evaluated and re-sold. Some cars are placed in our Pick a Part Junkyard, while others are completely disassembled and recycled. This gives you the opportunity to purchase parts at deeply reduced prices, while also keeping items out of the local dumps.
For the fluids in the cars, one of the more environmentally damaging components, we have a recycling system in place as well. All fluids are drained, filtered and recycled, either used on-site to fuel and heat our own facilities or resold to others who can use them. We even filter all water drain off from our recycling facilitys, ensuring that any water sent back into the soil and the local environment is clean and protected from any lingering automotive fluids.
The end result is one of the cleanest, most environmentally friendly recycling facilitys not just in Chicago, but also in the country. We’ve been named the Greenest Facility in the Country, and for good reason. You will be impressed by our clean facilities and organized recycling facilitys, and you can shop with confidence knowing your purchase will continue to help protect the local environment.
Shop for Used Tires and Rims with Auto Parts City Today
If your car is in need of new tires or you’re looking for upgraded rims, don’t pay full retail price. Auto Parts City offers a solution that will help you get these rims at a fraction of the regular retail price. Stop in to our facilities today, or contact us to learn more about our current inventory and selection. Our used tire experts will help you find and purchase the tires and rims you need, so you can confidently drive your vehicle knowing you have solid tires carrying you down the road.