A worrying 13% of drivers put off making repairs to their cars last year, including replacing illegal tyres, due to cost, according to a survey by YouGov.
But deferring annual services and not buying critical safety components, such as tyres and brakes, is a false economy in the long run, which could lead to accidents, fines, penalty points and vehicle damage.
Motorists who are put off replacing their tyres by concerns about high prices should turn to the internet to keep costs down, according to etyres, the UK’s leading online tyres fitting company.
Etyres, which has been singled out for recommendation by TV car consumer champion Quentin Willson, offers tyres up to 40% cheaper than leading tyres depots.
It provides a mobile service, which means the fitter goes to the customer to change the tyres. This eliminates the need for expensive depots and with lower overheads etyres can recycle savings into cheaper prices for customers.
Oliver Hall, Operations Team