Used Tires

Quality Used Tires in Rockford, IL 

All Kinds Of Used Tire Sizes In Stock

We carry different kinds of used tires to match your needs.
From racing, all season, to winter tires let us know what you are looking for.

  • Factory Replacement

    Just looking to replace your worn out OEM tires?
    No problem.

  • All Season Tires

    These tires are suitable for year round use.
    Balanced for wet and snowy conditions

  • Winter Tires

    Designed for best traction in snow with unique compounds that help retain the tire's flexibility in sever cold conditions.

Used Tires in Rockford, IL
  • Performance Tires

    Designed for tackling corners and for better handling at higher speeds.

  • Off Road Tires

    Conquer mud, dirt, sand, and trails with all-terrain tires built for adventure seekers.

  • Track Tires

    For competition and track use only!
    These high performance tires are made to stick and aid in running your best time yet.

How To Read A Tire

Learn how to read a tire quickly and what do all those numbers mean.


Designates the type of vehicle the tire is designed to fit: passenger (P), light truck (LT), temporary spare (T), and special trailers (ST). No letter indicates that the tire is euro-metric.

Indicates the width or thickness of the tire in millimeters. Measured from the widest point of a tire's sidewall to the widest point of its inner sidewall. Also known as Section Width.

Identifies the relationship between the tire's sidewall height and the tire's width. Here, the sidewall height is 65% of the width. A lower ratio means a smaller sidewall height, better cornering, and a rougher ride.

Refers to the tire's internal construction. Nearly every tire has a radial construction, which means the cords of the carcass plies inside the tire radiate directly across one side of the tire to the other.

Indicates the diameter of the wheel the tire is designed for. In this case, the tire will fit a 15-inch rim

Refers to the weight a tire can carry at its maximum rate of inflation.

Designates the maximum safe speed at which the tire is designed to carry a load under certain conditions. The range of speed ratings is from A (lowest) to Y (highest), with the only exception being that H falls between U and V.

Here an H speed rating refers to 130 MPH. Surpassing the lawful speed limit is not recommended which can lead to tire failure.

How To Tell If You Need To Replace Your Tires

Tire Tips

The Penny Test

In the United States, tire tread depth is measured in 32nds of an inch.

The U.S. Department of Transportation recommends replacing tires when they reach 2/32 of an inch.

The idea of the penny test is to check whether you’ve hit the 2/32” threshold.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Place a penny between the tread ribs on your tire. A “rib” refers to the raised portion of tread that spans the circumference of your tire. Tire tread is composed of several ribs.
  2. Turn the penny so that Lincoln’s head points down into the tread.
  3. See if the top of his head disappears between the ribs. If it does, your tread is still above 2/32” , If you can see his entire head, it may be time to replace the tire because your tread is no longer deep enough.

Use A Thread Depth Gauge

Using a thread depth gauge is as simple as the penny test. Simply stick the probe into a groove in the tread and press the shoulders of the probe flat against the tread block and read the result. The gauge should measure in both 32nds of an inch and millimeters.

tire penny test

We Have Used Tires For Popular Cars, Trucks, & SUVs Sizes

Most common sizes are usually available in single or sets. Stop by or call