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It's a city where you can step back in time, pan for gold, and explore its remarkable heritage, all while enjoying modern-day comforts.

In truth though, you're probably here because you're after some cheap or secondhand tyres - let's take a look at your options.

Second Hand Tyres in Ballarat

If you're looking for the cheapest possible tyres in Ballarat, second hand or used tyres might be the right choice for you.

Below is a list of second hand tyre shops in Ballarat.

Ballarat Car SalesWendouree4.7⭐ (83 reviews)
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You can also get a great deal by purchasing tyres off Gumtree or Facebook Marketplace.

There are many pitfalls to be aware of when buying used tyres. Click the button below to scroll down to our list of used tyre pitfalls.

Cheap Tyres in Ballarat

Interested in getting cheap tyres but concerned about the risks of second hand tyres?

Check out this list of some of the cheapest tyre stores in Ballarat.

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Market Tyres & MechanicalBallarat Central4.5⭐ (42 reviews)
Tyrepower BallaratRedan4.8⭐ (200 reviews)
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Northway Tyres & AutoWendouree4.9⭐ (28 reviews)
Doherty & ClarkBallarat Central4.7⭐ (66 reviews)
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Stamford TyresBallarat Central4.9⭐ (72 reviews)
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Ballarat Car SalesWendouree4.7⭐ (83 reviews)
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JAX Tyres & Auto BallaratWendouree4.9⭐ (345 reviews)
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Bob Jane T-Marts BallaratBallarat Central4.6⭐ (183 reviews)
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Bridgestone Service Centre BallaratBallarat Central4.4⭐ (29 reviews)
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Wheels Australia Pty LtdWendouree4.8⭐ (173 reviews)
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There's also Tyroola, an online tyre store that can send tyres to local fitters in Ballarat, for fitting to your vehicle. They have brand new tyres for as little as $22 each.

Mobile Tyre Shop is a service that can fit tyres to your car at home, work or just about anywhere.

What To Consider When Buying Used Tyres

While second hand tyres are much cheaper than buying new, it's important to do a few checks of the tyres before committing to a purchase.

Here's what to look out for.

Obvious Signs Of Damage

Check for cuts, scrapes or punctures in tyre, particularly along the tread. Examine the tyre for any bulges in the side wall, signs of feathering, or dry rot.

Damage, even if it appears small or insignificant, can increase the chance of a blowout or failure down the road.

Tyre Age

It's common for unsuspecting buyers to accidentally purchase second hand tyres that are quite old.

Preferably, don't buy tyres that are more than 5 years old, and you should definitely avoid tyres that are more than 10 years old.

Even if they haven't been used, the rubber compounds in tyres deteriorate over time, making them more likely to fail. There's no legal age limit for tyres in Australia, but the 5/10 years rule is a good guideline.

How do you check the age before buying? Take a look at DOT code on the tyre sidewall, and enter the number into the tyre age calculator below to find out how old it is.

Tyre Size

It might seem obvious, but it pays to double check that the tyre you are purchasing has the exact same size as your existing tyres. If it doesn't, it won't fit properly.

Don't trust the seller to get the size right in their advertisement, double check the size yourself by taking a look at the sidewall. Use this guide to help you read the sizes.

Don't forget to double check the speed and load indexes too - they should match your existing tyres.

Remaining Tread

This is the one that few people forget - checking how much tread is left on the tyres. Remember that new tyres typically start with about 8mm of tread, and they legally need replacing once the tread reaches 1.5mm.

Bear in mind that the performance of the tyre (ie. traction) deteriorates as the tread disappears.

The stopping distance of a tyre with 8mm of tread is much shorter than a tyre with 3mm of tread. Use the tread wear indicators on the tyre to help gauge how much is left.

Louis from Tyre Geek


I'm Louis, an engineer passionate about helping Australians choose better tyres for their vehicles!