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kick tires

To examine or inspect a second-hand car or cars for possible purchase; to shop for used cars in general. I always loved going to used car lots with my dad while he went around kicking tires. Our old van finally broke down, so I'm heading out this weekend to kick some tires.
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And that's exactly what our WheelMonger online auto auction service is designed to provide, a virtual way to kick some tires, said Zubkis.