Take-off tires are tires that been taken off from new cars. This is done when a new set of wheels and tires are installed and the original tires are traded in. Most of the time this is done at a dealership or car tuner. In the majority of cases, the tires are in “like-new” conditions with very few miles actually driven.But I'm cheap. I buy tires from Craig's. Currently 215/55-17 Michelin Energy saver A/S take-offs, four for $25 each. Cost more to mount and balance than to purchase.