Brilliant motoring correspondent Quentin Willson has raised the alarm his Sunday Mirror column this weekend about motorists who buy part-worn tyres.
Scrimping on tyres may seem like a good way of saving a bit of cash, but Quentin hit the nail on the head when he described those four rubber circles as ‘life saving’.
This is what he had to say on the subject, under the headline ‘Old and Tyred’: “Terrifying news from Goodyear and Dunlop.
“Lots of punters are buying part-worn tyres, which now represent 12% of the entire UK market, or about four million motors.
“Birmingham Trading Standards recently tested some part-worns and found that 90% of them were unsafe, including one set that was 17 years old.
“Everybody’s running tyres down to the canvas -fitters report that 57% they’ve replaced are illegal. We’re all short of cash, but don’t take risks with thos four life-saving circles of rubber.”
Denna Bowman, Head Office