Tyres Gold Coast

Alloy Wheels Mags and Rims Display in Tyre Shop

Alloy Wheels Mags and Rims

Bud’s Tyres have a superior selection of alloy wheels mags and rims to pair with your new set of tyres. We also offer our customers unbeatable wheel and tyre packages. Bud’s tyres already offer heavily discounted products. So, why not save more with a wheel and tyre package? What is the difference between wheels and rims? Whilst the two terms share essentially the same purpose and meaning they are technically different. The key difference is that the rim refers to the outer circle holding the tyre to the wheel. However, we often use both wheel and rim when talking about the same thing. Aftermarket Wheels Any wheel manufactured to fit a specific vehicle outside of the original manufacturer is from an aftermarket dealer. New vehicles often come with standard steel wheels. There are a number of reasons why an individual may be looking into purchasing new wheels with cosmetic reasons being the most common. A new or second hand car from a dealer will generally have steel wheels with the base model or lower spec trims. An upmarket or model with other trim levels may offer alternative wheels. There is one thing we are certain about at Bud’s Tyres and that is if you want your car to look its best, you probably will not get what you are looking for from a car dealership. Steel vs Alloy vs Mag Wheels Whilst cosmetically steel wheels can look very different from alloy and mag wheels, is there much of a difference? The answer is yes. It generally comes down being made of different materials. The most common are steel wheels. Steel Wheels Steel wheels often come straight out of the factory with new cars due to their cost. Their cheaper price tag does compromise on strength and durability. They are made of steel after being pressed and welded into shape. The benefits of steel wheels are that they are easy to repair, offer flexibility and absorb shock ultimately protecting your cars body. They may compromise on look and variety, weight, performance and poor corrosion resistance. Steel wheels offer little variety of spoke options and finishes but are easier to maintain. Alloy Wheels Alloy wheels are often chosen over steel wheels due to their appearance and performance however are less durable and more expensive. Their lightweight feature comes from a mixture of aluminium, nickel and other metals. This allows better handling, fuel economy, faster acceleration and less strain on the suspension of your car. If appearance is that the top of your checklist or If you own a sports, show or high performance vehicle, alloy wheels may be your best bet. They have a wide variety of spoke options and finishes offered include chrome, powder-coated, painted, machined, bare polished. Mag Wheels Magnesium alloy wheels are made from lightweight magnesium. They are a popular choice in racing due to their cosmetic and aesthetic features and weight enabling performance. The biggest downside is the cost and can go for almost double a conventional set of wheels.

Nissan Patrol driving off-road

GC Patrols and Mobile Mechanical

Looking for a new go-to mechanical service or mobile mechanic? GC Patrols and Movin Mobile are based in Burleigh Heads ready to service the entire Gold Coast.   Gold Coast Patrols and Mechanical Following your tyre service with Bud's Tyres, why not visit GC Patrols for a mechanical service? They are located on Rudman Parade, just a minute down the road from our shop. GC Patrols is a Gold Coast-based family-owned and run business providing all of Australia with Nissan Patrol Spare Parts and other Mechanical services for any car. Their team prides itself on supplying Australia with the best possible list of spare parts from Nissan Patrol wrecks, also providing genuine new and aftermarket parts, entire vehicles, and shells. They are experts in mechanical repairs on all makes and models, Nissan Patrol parts, Patrol services, roadworthy, conversions, and diagnostics. MOVIN MOBILE Mechanical and Roadworthy Where are they located? Anywhere you want them to be. Offering mobile, repair and breakdown service and diagnostics roadside across the entire Gold Coast and Tweed region. The best part? No fix no fee and no call-out fees. This means the service is the same price as any workshop mechanic or even cheaper... but they come to you. Movin Mobile is the extension of Gold Coast Patrols and Mechanical, based in Burleigh Heads. They accept cash, Eftpos, AfterPay and PayPal. Service is reliable, quick, and easy with same-day availability normally within the hour. What makes these businesses stand out? Their ultimate goal is to provide a service you can't find anywhere else. They have all of the qualities of small, local businesses and the resources and expertise of a larger enterprise. Most importantly, they are cheaper than most. The glowing online reviews can give you a better idea of what to expect than we can.

Uber Driver

Uber Tyres Gold Coast

Getting your car ready for a driving service? Bud’s Tyres can accommodate Uber drivers on the Gold Coast. Rideshare services such as Uber, Ola and DiDi require a seamless and cheap tyre service experience to get drivers on the road as quick as possible, which we are happy to provide.   Customer satisfaction is incredibly important to us which is why we understand the importance of the comfort and ride of your passengers. Feeling safe is incredibly important in a foreign vehicle and common among rideshare feedback. As a driver you have a big responsibility to get passengers from A to B safely. Tyre quality is a big part of this. Location We are in the perfect Burleigh Heads position for Uber, Ola and DiDi drivers on the Gold Coast. You will probably pass our location multiple times per day. We are in the middle of the M1 Highway and Gold Coast Highway, parallel to Ready Creek Road. If you have some spare time in-between rides why not stop by and see if we have what you are looking for in stock?   The running cost of your vehicle looking to meet Australia’s tyre safety requirements can sometimes leave you with little to no profit. Luckily, we have some of the best tyre prices on the Gold Coast. Want a better tyre at a lower price? We sell like-new used tyres that meet Australia’s tyre safety requirements.   You may have a clear idea of what you are looking for depending on your vehicle and personal requirements. We recommend you purchase a good quality, durable tyre that will handle all weather and road conditions from driving in the Tallebudgera Valley to repetitive trips on the M1 Highway. Rideshare can take you almost anywhere and you need to be prepared. Considering investing in a good quality tyre can become costly. That’s why at Bud’s Tyres we do not inflate our prices and promise to keep them low.

Car driving through snow

How Does Temperature Impact Tyres?

Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter. How does temperature impact tyres? Tyre quality and performance is put to the test in a vast range of temperatures and weather conditions. Do you know what climate your tyres are designed for? Australians are pretty lucky that we don’t have a monumental change in temperature throughout the year. In South-East Queensland we are lucky enough that we face the cold for only a few short months of the year. However, we do not live in all-year-round hot climate and do experience winter temperatures and frequent summer storms. All-season tyres are the most popular at Bud’s Tyres to ensure you are feeling safe all-year-round. If your tyres get some major use from season to season it may be worth looking into summer and winter tyres. The two tyre designers feature a number of different things, specific to the temperature and weather conditions. The most important thing to consider is that your tyres have a safe tread depth. If your tyres are worn it doesn’t matter if they are all-season, winter or summer you are putting yourself and your passengers at risk. All Season Tyres All season tyres or all weather tyres are suited to most Gold Coast motorists. As the Gold Coast doesn’t usually face extreme weather conditions all season tyres offer safety throughout the entire year. They save your from changing your tyres repeatedly throughout the year by comparing elements of summer and winter tyres and can therefore brave the wind and rain. It is worth considering that we are often exposed to serve storm conditions and heavy rainfall sporadically throughout the year. An all season tyre that addresses concerns of aquaplaning. Winter Tyres Temperature has a major impact on tyres and winter tyres are conditioned to work better at lower temperatures. They generally feature shorter braking distances and a greater grip on the road for those icy winter mornings. Softer compounds are used for winter tyres. This compound allows for flexibility when in contact with the road ensuring that tread wear and braking distance increases. Summer Tyres Hot temperatures specifically are harsh on your tyres. Summer tyres are designer for hot temperatures. Harder compounds paired with a unique tread pattern are used for summer tyres. They improve grip on dry road surfaces and in wet summer storms, and target hazards like aquaplaning.

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Which Tyres are the Quietest

Which tyres are the quietest? Avoiding tyre noise with Bud’s Tyres. Excessive noise from your tyres probably is not what you want to be listening to on your daily commute. Luckily quiet tyres exist. There are a number of factors that determine the noise level coming from your vehicle. Tyres being one of them. Furthermore, there are a number of factors that determine the level of noise coming from your tyres. A quiet tyre is acoustically insulated to reduce road noise. Alternatively, your vehicles rubber may have once been barely noticeable with minimal road noise and has become more noticeable over time. This increase in noise can be a reflection of tyre damage and neglect. Why are my tyres loud when I drive? Could there be anything worse than travelling a long distance with a distressing sound? Whilst tyre brand and selection are crucial in addressing noise concerns, uneven tread wear is the most common reason why you tyres may be making excessive noise. Uneven tread wear can be the result of mis-alignment, infrequent rotation and a number of other factors. While a rotation is essential and highly recommended, you may initially hear some noise after taking your vehicle in for this service. Secondly, under-inflation is a major contributor. Driving conditions and habits may influence sound such as excessive braking, accelerating and dangerous speeds when turning. Tyre brand and type Each tyre has a unique sound profile. If you tyres has been noisy from day one it indicates they do not accomodate excessive noise. Depending on the purpose of your vehicle, you may not be able to get away from loud tyres. Vehicles designed for heavy loads or off-road driving conditions, low-profile tyres, run-flat tyres, snow tyres, all-terrain and performance tyres do not offer a ‘quite tyre’ but a select few may offer a noise reducing element. If your passenger vehicle is built to travel on paved roads you will be spoilt for choice. Tyre neglect Tyre care and lack of will guarantee your tyre noise will be reduced, or increased. Disturbing tyre noise is often the result of tyre neglect. Failing to correctly maintain your tyres including regular tyre inspection, wheel balancing, alignment and rotation will promote uneven, excessive tyre wear. Wider vs narrow tyres Friction is caused by the amount of rubber on the road. The road is exposed to more rubber with wide tyres and therefore provides more traction and ultimately, more noise. However, it is crucial to look into whether wider or narrower tyres are best for you. The advantages may outweigh the noise suppression element of narrow tyres. A wider tyre may be best if you are carrying more weight, driving in wet weather and are looking for more traction. Do quiet tyres really work? Quiet tyres are often popular among passenger vehicles for city and highway drivers. They really do work. Upon selecting a new tyre you are presented with a number of combined features to suit your driving habits and vehicle. It is worth considering what is at the top of your list to suit your driving requirements. Cost, ride quality, load capability, wear, fuel economy or noise suppression? A noise reducing feature is more common than you think. Most manufactures offer a number of quiet tyre options. The only notable downside is the noise reduction for surrounding cars and passengers. This means that as a driver you have to have an increased awareness of your surroundings so that others can hear and see you. The technology behind quiet tyres is elite. A polyether-based polyurethane foam cushion is inserted as an interior layer of the tyre tread between the tyre and wheel. This cushion targets motion, vibrations and common road noise. Notably, it does not limit tyre performance or alter other characteristics of the tyre. Successively, driving comfort is improved by absorbing impact noise. What else could contribute to road noise If you own a light truck, 4WD unfortunately you are pretty limited in what you can do to combat road noise. Addressing the mechanical components of your vehicle and making sure everything is working as it should is the first step. Enhanced driver and passenger floor mats may help to soundproof the floor of the car if you are willing to invest in them. Soundproofing efforts to the trunk, doors and window seals may also help. Top Picks: Quiet Tyres Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology Michelin Energy Saver A/S Bridgestone Turanza QuietTrack Michelin Defender A/S Radial Tyre Goodyear Wrangler Radial Tyre Cooper CS5 Ultra Touring


Cheap Tyres Toyota, Nissan, Mazda

Bud’s Tyres Fact Sheet Car Model Cheap tyres on Toyota, Nissan, Mazda, Hyundai, BMW, Ford, Holden, Kia, Subaru, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Porsche, and Jeep in-store… just to name a few. Body Type For any type of car: SUV, 4WD, Sedan, Wagon, Van, Hatch, Ute, and Convertible. We also fit light truck tyres. Names in Tyres Bridgestone, Pirelli, Black Bear, Aplus, Rapid, Hilo, Winrun, Goform, Royal Black, Wideway, Greenlander, Austone, Goldway, Good Ride, Michelin, Toyo, Nitto, Good Year, Continental, Maxxis, and BFGoodrich are just a few tyre brands we offer to our customers. But… don’t forget we can order almost anything in. Our Selection Premium, budget-value and second-hand tyres. Tyre Services Wheel balancing, wheel alignment, rotation, puncture repairs, commercial vans and light trucks, ty-fitting, 4WD tyres, second-hand tyres, and wheel installation. Prices Cheap second-hand tyres stating from $39 and brand-new tyres starting from $59. Bud’s tyres offer a selection of tyres at the best prices on the Gold Coast. Established In 2018 Location Burleigh Heads! Our address is 1/11 Ern Harley Drive. Appointments and Opening Hours Opening Hours are Monday to Friday 8:30-5 and Saturday 8:30-12. We encourage customers to book an appointment however, walk-ins are available if we have your tyre in-stock. If you want to stop by and speak to our tyre specialists face-to-face or book an appointment we hope to see you at our Burleigh Heads store soon. Our Specialty 4WD Tyres Mechanical GC Patrols and Mechanical for in-store services and Movin' Mobile Mechanical for roadside breakdowns. Just like Bud's Tyres... GC Patrols and Movin' Mobile have the best prices in Burleigh Heads. Payment AfterPay and ZipPay are available so you can buy now and pay later. Contact 0402666707 or visit us in-store. Customer Reviews All of our online reviews are 5.0 STARS across: Google Reviews, AutoGuru and Local Search. "Cheapest tyres I could find anywhere." -Darren "Really good customer service and good prices!" -Tiani "Couldn't be more stoked with this place. Definitely the cheapest on the coast including the big brands." -Kyle "The service is fantastic and fast but thorough. As a lady, I didn't feel intimidated, which was fantastic for a change." -Kirie

Fitting Tyre DIY

Run Flat Tyres

What are run flat tyres and what are the benefits? Find out all you need to know on run flat tyres in the following guide by the team at Bud’s Tyres. Tyre Failure Run flat tyres are designed to keep your car moving even when the tyre has been punctured or the structure has been compromised in any way, shape or form. It is arguably one of the most annoying occurrences when your tyre fails when driving and ultimately is incredibly dangerous. Driving at high speeds accelerates the danger and compromises the safety of you and your passengers in the scenario of tyre failure. This may result in the loss of control of your vehicle. When you are exposed to an unsafe scenario, timing is everything. Changing your tyre on the side of the highway isn’t the most ideal solution nor is it the safest, especially art night. Reinforced Sidewall Unfortunately, a standard tyre will often result in a tyre puncture or similar at some point. Run flat tyres avoid the hazard and are time permitting. If the structure of a tyre is compromised this means the sidewall becomes separated from the wheel due to loss of internal air pressure. How do run flat tyres prevent this from happening? They are designed to keep your tyre moving despite loss of air pressure. This means that your rim is not at risk of making contact with the road surface as they feature a reinforced sidewall. The Disadvantage There are very minimal disadvantages which are more so things to be expected. Limitations on Distance A tyre won’t last forever if it has been punctured or torn and will need to be taken care of quickly within reason whether it requires a replacement or repair. You can continue driving at a reduced speed (maximum of 80 km/h) and a reasonable distance depending on the manufacturer. You cannot drive indefinitely and the expected travel distance is 80km. Please note this is only a guide and the prospective speed and distance is specified by the manufacturer. Limited Options Your vehicle must offer run flat technology. Your vehicle must run a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS). Tyre sizes, styles and brands are limited however with increased popularity there is now more to offer. The Benefits Time There is no mad rush to change your tyre right there on the spot. Conventional tyres require immediate attention or a tow truck. There is also no need to carry a spare. Safety Run flat tyres can keep you out of a sticky situation. They also provide enhanced control and stability of your vehicle. Are They Right For Me? The benefits of run flat tyres outweigh the negatives. Essentially, vehicle specifications and a tyre pressure monitoring system regulate if you can even look into getting them. However, you can always talk to the team in-store or over the phone to find out if you can fit this style of tyre to your vehicle. So, if you are not confident changing a tyre or do not want to carry a spare this might be a great option. Furthermore, if you do a lot of highway driving, driving at high speeds or travelling across roads that are isolated or may pose difficulties upon changing a tyre roadside we highly recommend run flat tyres.

Tyre Pressure: Over Inflation and Under Inflation

Tyre Pressure: Over Inflation and Under Inflation

Tyre pressure: over inflation and under inflation, why does it matter? At Bud’s Tyres we often are replacing tyres where customers have neglected the tyre pressure without realising its importance or have been given the wrong information. We are here to help you stay safe and keep your set of tyres on the road for longer. Unfortunately, it is common that we give ourselves a pat on the back for remembering to check the engine oil and thats about as far as vehicle maintenance goes. Tyre pressure, along with other tyre maintenance, should definitely be on that to-do list. You should be checking tyre pressure at least once a month. What is Tyre Pressure? Tyre pressure indicates the amount of air inside of a tyre. Each make and model requires a unique pressure. You can find this on your tyre place card, owners manual or by following a tyre pressure chart online. Failure to check tyre pressure will often result in uneven wear, poor vehicle control and potential tyre failure. There are a number of situations that determine if tyre pressure should be altered such as beach driving or heavy loads on light trucks. You can find your recommended tyre pressure here. How to Check Tyre Pressure? Tyre pressure should be monitored frequently so it may be beneficial to set a repeat reminder or push notification in your phone or set a time where you will check for this, such as every time you fill up at the petrol station. You must know the correct pressure for your vehicle before checking so you know what to look for. If your tyres and driving control feels abnormal it could be an indication your tyre pressure is incorrect and you should check it to address the issue or rule out the problem. Check the tyre place card, owners manual or look for any internal car stickers to find out the required tyre pressure (PSI). If you can’t find these you can always find this information online. Keep in mind that front and rear tyres could require different pressure levels. Unscrew the cap on the air valve and check tyre pressure with tyre pressure gauge by pushing it firmly in. If you don’t have a tyre pressure gauge you can find one at your local petrol station. Attach the air hose and fill to the manufacture recommended PSI. Recheck with gauge and screw cap back on. Release air if the reading is too high. When to Check Tyre Pressure? Realistically, most individuals will only get around to checking tyre pressure monthly. We do suggest that this is appropriate however, you made need to be a bit more proactive depending on your vehicle and driving requirements. Checking every week or fortnight is ideal. The more you can check the better in prolonging the life of your tyre and the benefit of considering safety measures. Abnormal leaks or an accelerated loss of pressure is why it may be a good idea to check more often than a month. Along with monitoring tyre pressure you should also check the tyre sidewall for any punctures or damage that could rapidly fasten the release of air from the tyre. Tyre Pressure Guide *Please not this is just a general range not specific to tyre size Passenger Vehicle: 30 – 36 PSI Sports Vehicle: 32 – 50 PSI (Small – Large Vehicle Range) 4WD: 32 – 38 PSI (Bitumen) 22 – 28 PSI (Mud) 22 – 28 PSI (Rocky Terrain) 18 – 26 PSI (Sand) Light Truck: 40 – 45 PSI Over Inflation Expect a harsh, uncomfortable and bouncy ride. It is more common than you think to over-inflate tyres so you can get away with not checking tyre pressure for longer. This is extremely damaging to your tyre and is highly unsafe. If tyres are overinflated by just a little it can cause irreversible damage and uneven wear. Properly Inflated Your passenger tyre should be inflated within the manufacturers guidelines at all times. When driving a 4WD or sports vehicle your PSI may need to be adjusted to reflect your driving conditions. By correctly monitoring tyre pressure and inflating tyres accordingly even wear and a smooth drive is expected. Under Inflation Underinflation causes tyre wear on the outer surface of the tyre by generating too much friction as you travel. It is far too common to drive under the manufactures recommendations. Underinflation can cause handling problems, a blowout/ loss of control, weakened fuel economy, increased rolling resistance, reduced load capacity, exposure to punctures and the reduced life of your tyre’s tread. 4WD and Beach Driving 4X4 vehicles should follow the manufacturers guidelines unless driving through rugged terrain although this should only be done with knowledge of the long term damage this could cause to your tyres and vehicle. Off-road driving often sees the tyre pressure lowered in order to drive over the unexpected or unusual such as rocks or sand. It may be beneficial to lower tyre pressure across different terrains and re-inflated once reintroduced to regular road conditions. Tyre pressure: over inflation and under inflation, why does it matter?

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Spare Tyres Explained

Spare tyres explained - all you need to know. That 5th tyre is not often a topic of conversation. Are spare tyres really that important? Simply put, spare tyres are there incase you puncture your existing tyre. Whilst it was once unimaginable to buy a new car without a spare tyre, currently 35% of all new cars are sold without one. So, this leaves you thinking… a spare tyre must not be essential. Arguably every motorist will face a flat or punctured tyre at some point. So, what would you do if you were stuck roadside on the highway or on a rural road? Our team at Bud’s Tyres believe that a spare tyre is absolutely essential. If you are a motorist you should have the knowledge on how to change a spare tyre if it ever does come up or be willing to learn. Second-hand cars may come with a spare tyre especially considering if it is an older model. However, spare tyres do have a shelf life and may need to be changed. There would be nothing worse than finding you don’t have a spare tyre in your new vehicle or that your spare is too old or damaged when you need it most. Space Savers If you have a very odd looking thin tyre in your new car it is most likely a space saver. A space saver is provided by your vehicle manufacture for your model only. They are usually found in modern cars to save interior space. They are limited to a certain distance and speed specific to the vehicle. This can be found on the temporary tyre sidewall. Run Flat Tyres Run flat tyres are designed to keep your car moving even when the tyre has been punctured or the structure has been compromised in any way, shape or form. They avoid the hazard and are time permitting. If the structure of a tyre is compromised this means the sidewall becomes separated from the wheel due to loss of internal air pressure. How do run flat tyres prevent this from happening? They are designed to keep your tyre moving despite loss of air pressure. This means that your rim is not at risk of making contact with the road surface as they feature a reinforced sidewall. A tyre won’t last forever if it has been punctured or torn and will need to be taken care of quickly within reason whether it requires a replacement or repair. You can continue driving at a reduced speed. Your vehicle must offer run flat technology and run a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS). Spare Tyre Additions If you drive around with the spare tyre and not much else on standby there is almost no point even having the spare tyre. That is unless a friendly stranger pulls over to help with the tools on hand. If your vehicle didn’t come with a spare tyre kit you will need a jack, lug wrench and vehicle owners manual.You may even want to look into a compressor, sealant kit, wheel wedges, work gloves and safety reflective gear such as triangles. Do I really need a Spare Tyre? What was once considered an unwavering essential is now questioned by drivers. We recommend that the only individual circumstance in which you do not carry a traditional spare, space saver or run flat tyre would be if you are a city driver and do not know how to change a spare. If you would be more confident ordering a tow truck and splashing out a bit of extra cash it is understandable. All other motorists including 4X4’s, distance drivers and capable drivers should have access to a spare on hand. A spare tyre for a road trip is an absolute must. The Traditional Spare The traditional spare tyre is without a doubt the best option (and the safest). They are invaluable in the event of an emergency. Your tyre size should match your vehicles tyre size specifications. You can use your older tyre as a spare within the appropriate tread depth. We recommend that you replace all tyres at the same time. Tyres do age and should be monitored for any damage every 3 - 5 years. The average life of an unused spare tyre is 10 years. Check out our previous blog post on how to avoid a flat tyre here. Check out our previous blog post on a guide to tyre repairs here.

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Concession Discount Tyres

Student and Senior Discount Tyres Gold Coast Concession discount on tyres Gold Coast. Bud’s Tyres are proud to offer all students, seniors and pensioners 5% off any tyre service or new tyre purchase in-store. Are you a student or a pensioner? Start saving cash now and book an appointment with Bud’s Tyres today. Bring in your valid student concession card, seniors card, or pensioner concession card to your appointment with Bud’s Tyres. Let us know if you are a cardholder for a reduced quote to get an idea of your saving ahead of time. Students Our low prices are great for students on a budget and the additional discount give you a bit of extra cash to spend on the things you really want to. If you are at university or a higher educational institution this discount is for you! Are you unsure whether you qualify or not for the discount? It’s a simple as holding a student card. Thus the approved form of identification must be valid, and the discount can only be applied to your personal vehicle. Pensioners/Seniors Very few tyre retailers on the Gold Coast offer senior and pensioner discounts. You are entitled to the 5% offer if you hold a valid pensioners concession card or senior card! We understand you may not be working at all or limited hours each week but still want the best in tyres. This discount may enable you to get a better tyre that aligns with your budget.   In addition, Cheap tyres Gold Coast are even cheaper at Bud’s Tyres with this exclusive little discount. Moreover, If you would like to know more about concession cards in Queensland follow this link.   Of course, concession cardholders must come in-store to receive the discount. The discount is not applied to the purchase of second-hand tyres.