How much do you pay for used tires ?

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    Hey guys, I am about 2 go into a small mobile tire repair business and not sure what to charge for my services, I know what all the other guys around here charge . I need to make alittle money but i dont want to be a robber eather, the cheapest used tire around here is 150.00 . any input, thanks ......pep
     
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    You need to figure "operating expenses", such as cost of service truck, an operator of said truck, tools, inventory, shop to operate out of, unless you operate out of your house and various other things. You have an idea already of what others are charging.
     
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    Thanks for reply, you know, you r right, just a simple break down hammer cost me 145 bucks, the cheapest socket over 27 bucks. and its hard 2 find GOOD used tires for resale that u can make any profit on, gas going up, so 150 for used tire dont sound so bad & about 35 labor 2 mount. thanks
     
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    And what about doing the repair at your shop VS doing it on the side of the interstate ? You need to figure that, whether or not you do this 24/7, can you handle 3 calls at once 40 miles apart ? Will you have an inventory of new/used tires, which means $$$ tied up?
     
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    I pay $130 to $150 for a god used tire. I won't buy recap or regrooved used. Many of the big truck stops are charging up around $200 and I can get a new one for not much more then that. Many of these shops are charging that much because they are buying their used tires from suppliers
     
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    $175au for a new retread fitted. or Brand new tyres from $255au. relise it doesn't really help you in the states, but thought i would just post for anyone interested.
     
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    Heck, the way its going i wont have 2 worry about 3 calls at once, dont look like even one. not a nibble
     
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    It takes T I M E to get a biz going, you can't just sit and wait for the phone to ring, go out and hit the TS & local Co. and get your name out.
     
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    Advertise on nttsbreakdown.com. I guarantee you get calls within a week or two. Also, we advertise at the local truck stop and we get tons of referrals from the place.
     
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    thanks a million, i may just do that , i had my first cust. the othet night 2 at once , one a simple repair the other i sold a used tire. now im haveing problems finding used tires for resale,had 2 buy new tire iron 70 bucks at local napa, old tire iron slipped and hurt lower back , now cant do anything at this time. o well they use 2 get by with only candle light back in the old days. lol :biggrin_2555: