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I'm looking for used tires for my son's Jetta 1997, what are the spec I should be looking for....

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This is probably not the answer you expected ... it is still a good answer, a reasonable answer. Please read the entire response before you decide.

You should look at the tires on your son's Jetta. The size, load rating, range and other important information will be on the tires. - I am presuming you are in the USA market - You will also find tire recommendation from VW on the driver side door post. Since used tires are generally found at a tire distributor, gas station or junk (ops automobile recycle salvage center) yard, who ever you speak with at any of those locations can help you as well.

Inspect the used tires carefully ... they were taken off the original vehicle for a reason ... Look carefully at the tread - look for patches or tears or uneven tread pattern or wear. If you go this route ... the tires should all match (same size - same manufacturer - from the same vehicle) ... hopefully, at a minimum, the tires should come in pairs from the same vehicle. Best would be to get the entire set of 4 so the wear pattern would be the same on all 4. Put the tires that were on the front on the rear and so forth. You can tell which wre in the front by the wear on them. Rub your hand over the treat forward and reverse. The front tires will be smooth one direction and 'bumpy' in the other direction (trailing edge worn more than leading edge). Rear tires will be smooth both directions.

I'm thinking you will probably pay $200.00 for new tires installed ... and the used tires ... probably $100 to $150. The used tires will come with a warranty that will likely expire when you get into the vehicle. New tires will come with some number of miles and/or time warranty and maybe even road-side assistance.

Consider your purchase before you lay your $ down. This is your son we are talking about.

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