Can You Pawn or Sell Tires?

January 30, 2020 - Equipment and Tools

Where do you go when you need cash fast?

Pawn shops are a great place to go. You can either get a loan or sell your item outright.

But what if you don’t have fancy jewelry or a big screen TV? Will they give you cash for wheels and tires?

You’ve got an old set in the garage that you aren’t doing anything with. Can you use those to solve your money problems? Is it better to pawn them or try to sell them yourself?

Let’s find out!

Pawning Wheels and Tires

Wheels and tires aren’t the first things that come to mind when you’re thinking about pawning something. And for good reason. They’re not an item that is in high demand at a pawn shop.

Pawn shops give you money based on not only the value of your item but also the potential for resale in their shop. It doesn’t do them any good to take something from you that they can’t sell.

Therefore, whether a pawn shop will take your wheels and tires depends a lot on the demand for them in your area. What they are willing to offer for them may be a little disappointing to you given what they originally cost. But it may be worth it if it’s enough to solve your money problems.

There are also some pawn shops that specialize in wheels and tires. If you have one of those in your area, you’ve hit the jackpot. They’ll accept your stuff as long as it’s in good condition.

Tip for Getting the Best Price

To maximize your chances of pawning your wheels and tires for a good price, check out this tip.

Clean them well!

You’d be surprised how many people don’t clean their stuff before they take it to a pawn shop. But clean items can make a huge difference in the purchase price for the simple fact that they look to be in better shape.

They say not to judge a book by its cover. But pawn shop proprietors definitely do. Check out more tips here!

Cash for Wheels and Tires

The bottom line is that there are a few options for getting cash for wheels and tires. Which one is right for you will depend on your individual circumstances.

If you need the cash fast, pawning them can be a good idea. You also have the potential of getting them back if that is a concern for you.

To get a ballpark figure of how much your wheels and tires are worth, check out our free tool!

David Stiebel

David Stiebel is one of the cofounders of PawnGuru. David was educated at MIT, where he studied Math. He subsequently worked at Bain as a data scientist before starting PawnGuru in 2015. He started PawnGuru to build a better tool for pawn shops and consumers to connect.

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