kick tires

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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.
See also: kick, tire
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But it brings a smile to people's faces when you say, `Are you just here to kick some tires?' It lightens the air."