Used Tire Scam

This is almost hard to believe. Mostly becuase of how dangerous it is but also because of how effective the scam looks. They basically cut the grooves deeper into the tire making the fully worn treads appear to stick out of the tire more relative to the depth of the groove. So if you’re buying used tires check the factory wear marks instead of casually looking at tread depth.

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Bill Caswell is a self-taught racing driver, mechanic, and fabricator, and rose to internet fame taking a $500 Craigslist BMW to a World Rally Championship event in Mexico in March of 2010. His exploits have featured in places like ESPN Magazine, Grassroots Motorsports, NPR Radio, Wired.com and Jalopnik.com. A lifelong fan of rally and motorsport, Caswell famously believes nothing to be impossible.