Kicking tires

Posted by R. Berg on March 26, 2003

In Reply to: Kicking tires posted by EE on March 26, 2003

: What is the meaning of kicking tires? Thanks.

People traditionally kick the tires of a car they're thinking of buying. I don't think kicking tires is a genuine test of the quality of the car, but it seems to work psychologically as part of the inspection process. You might get a better answer from Click and Clack.