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Suggestions buying used snow tires

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  • Jan 4th, 2018 12:13 pm
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Suggestions buying used snow tires

I am waiting for delivery of my e-golf, but just moved much further away from work so I need snow tires for just this season. I am looking on Kijiji, but am confused about the size that would fit my car.

I have a 2010 Mini Cooper with all seasons that are 205-45-17

I am hoping to only spend $2-300, any suggestions about the sizes that would fit and what I should look for with used tires?
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I find used rims/tires in the GTA are very pricey compared to Ottawa and elsewhere. $200 will get you almost bald snow tires/ steel rims. $300 is still so-so. $400 might get a decent set.

You might be better off with new 2nd tier tires which you would sell next year
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My cheapest option at Simply Tire is 570 plus tax, its just annoying to spend the money on a car that is going to be sold in a few months.
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Whatever size Simply tire is giving you for the new set of winter tires, thats the size you should be looking for on kijiji for tires & rims package.

If you want to use the rims on the car currently then use the oem size & look on kijiji for that.

Just make sure the tires are in decent shape, so check the date, check for cracks, check for other damage etc

dgnr8 wrote:
Jan 1st, 2018 12:25 pm
My cheapest option at Simply Tire is 570 plus tax, its just annoying to spend the money on a car that is going to be sold in a few months.
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Just buy the package at Simply to get through the winter and sell it to recoup some money when you sell the car?

I would always rather new tires to used......
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Thanks for all the suggestions, I think I am probably going to have to buy new. My question:

Simply tire has a basic Cooper package with a size of 185-65-15 and a VW golf package that is 195-65-15

Is there any way I can buy the 195-65-15 and put them on rims that fit the Cooper and then just change the rims next year?
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Talk to simply tire. Its not only tires size that needs to be the same but bolt pattern. Simply tire will tell you the truth on what you can do.
dgnr8 wrote:
Jan 3rd, 2018 4:31 pm
Thanks for all the suggestions, I think I am probably going to have to buy new. My question:

Simply tire has a basic Cooper package with a size of 185-65-15 and a VW golf package that is 195-65-15

Is there any way I can buy the 195-65-15 and put them on rims that fit the Cooper and then just change the rims next year?
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dgnr8 wrote:
Jan 3rd, 2018 4:31 pm
Thanks for all the suggestions, I think I am probably going to have to buy new. My question:

Simply tire has a basic Cooper package with a size of 185-65-15 and a VW golf package that is 195-65-15

Is there any way I can buy the 195-65-15 and put them on rims that fit the Cooper and then just change the rims next year?
Yes you should be fine. You are going to have to unmount and remount/balance when you put the tires back on the VW rims.
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sickcars wrote:
Jan 4th, 2018 9:19 am
Talk to simply tire. Its not only tires size that needs to be the same but bolt pattern. Simply tire will tell you the truth on what you can do.
The bolt pattern is different, I was hoping that changing the wheels would remedy that issue.
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