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Old 06-11-2013, 11:03 AM
 
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As much as a hassle it is to go and hope they have your part, it's been a huge money saver for us. Especially little things like a window regulator. We paid like $10 for a pulled one when a new one cost over $100. i also did get a get a set of 4 michelin tires from a salvage yard in Rock Hill for a quarter of the price and they were about 85 percent good tread on them. That one was an excellent find.
Did you check the DOT stamp on the tires to see when they were manufactured?
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Old 06-12-2013, 06:16 AM
 
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As much as a hassle it is to go and hope they have your part, it's been a huge money saver for us. Especially little things like a window regulator. We paid like $10 for a pulled one when a new one cost over $100. i also did get a get a set of 4 michelin tires from a salvage yard in Rock Hill for a quarter of the price and they were about 85 percent good tread on them. That one was an excellent find.
Once we got a rear window glass (the back window not the door window) for $21.00, a starter for $17.00.
We visited the Charlotte lot yesterday. All vehicles are off the ground and supported by odd rims welded to the frame. They said that if the vehicles arrive with 1-4 wheels on them, they leave them on the vehicles.
Just outside the exit door to the yard there were maybe 10-12 odd rims on a rack on the right side by the fence.
Websites for both of the mentioned yards let you search their inventory online.
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:35 AM
 
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Did you check the DOT stamp on the tires to see when they were manufactured?
I don't know what that is but I did have the original receipt for the tires. They were with the suv the salvage yard got.
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Old 06-12-2013, 03:06 PM
 
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I don't know what that is but I did have the original receipt for the tires. They were with the suv the salvage yard got.
It's how to tell how old the tires actually are. It's not a good idea to drive on tires that are past a certain amount of age. What that age actually is varies depending on many things, including who is asked, but I think 10 years is the general age past which tires need to be replaced.

Tire Tech Information - Determining the Age of a Tire

Tire Tech Information - Tire Aging Part #1
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Old 06-12-2013, 04:07 PM
 
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It's how to tell how old the tires actually are. It's not a good idea to drive on tires that are past a certain amount of age. What that age actually is varies depending on many things, including who is asked, but I think 10 years is the general age past which tires need to be replaced.

Tire Tech Information - Determining the Age of a Tire

Tire Tech Information - Tire Aging Part #1
Thanks for that tip! I copied this and sent it to my husband.
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:19 PM
 
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Thanks for that tip! I copied this and sent it to my husband.
It's something to keep in mind when buying tires, even new. I'm shopping now, and I'm finding that on ebay and craigslist there are tires that still have stickers on them, but they're as much as 6 years old. I've seen tires in stores that are three+ years old, especially closeouts.
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