The Globe and Mail article A used tire shop owner in Toronto is trying to get some new tires on the market for his car, after finding one of the tires used in his 2014 Mercedes E350 is no longer working.
He says he has bought more than 60 used tires in the past year, but none of them are in good condition.
“They’re all cracked, cracked everywhere,” he said, describing the condition of the two used Mercedes tires he bought.
“They were sitting there, the whole time, when we came in for the last run, and we found that they had cracked on the outside of them.”
He’s now looking for the other used Mercedes E300 tires to replace them.
A friend suggested he go to the used tire shops in Toronto, but he was concerned the prices there might be too expensive.
When he was trying to decide what to buy, he called a used tire specialist in Brampton and the prices he got were higher than he could afford.
Then, he found out about used car clubs like Subaru in Toronto.
They’re selling used Mercedes, BMWs and other used vehicles, with a lot of people wanting to get a pair for their cars.
That led to his search for used tires.
It’s a lot cheaper, he said.
“The only problem is that I can’t find the tires that are on the list,” he explained.
Instead, he’s looking for used BMWs, Subaru, Honda and Dodge cars.
“I’m hoping I’ll find a pair or two for a few hundred bucks or something,” he added.
For now, he says he’s still saving money by buying used tires from used car shops.
The Tire Dealers Association says the average price for a used Mercedes-Benz E300 in Canada is about $2,800.
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