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Old 11-18-2023, 10:17 AM
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Default What to do with relatively new tires? (I just don't like them)

Bought my son a used car earlier this year, and it came with a cheap set of Delinte tires. I'd never heard of the brand but apparently they're not-quite-bottom of the barrel among the cheap foreign tires now flooding the market.

They're not very grippy and I'd like to put a better set of tires on his car before winter weather arrives. The Delintes have probably 80% of their treadlife remaining. Is there anyone who'd give me anything for them? Any tire shops or other places I should look?

(To be clear, not trying to sell them here, just looking for advice on what to do with them other than send them to the landfill.)
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Old 11-18-2023, 11:03 AM
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Post the sizes. Someone may take them for rollers.
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Old 11-18-2023, 12:22 PM
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At one time, Radial Tire (Silver Spring) was willing to take trade-ins of used tires, towards a new set, if they saw some sort of resale opportunity. Otherwise, consider posting on your local FaceBook Market Place; I'm sure someone there would be interested, especially if the price was right.
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Post the sizes. Someone may take them for rollers.
They are 215/45 ZR 17

The model is Delinte DH2 -- I think it's a summer tire.
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Plenty of used tire resellers around.

Drop them off at you favorite
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The new owner at Radial (Bill - Paul is still there about 3 days/week) is a former used tire guy and might be interested.
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The landfill will charge you to take them.. rt 28 in manassas has several "used tire" places.. Ron's used tire comes to mind...
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