Motorists warned about dangers of buying part-worn car tyres

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Motorists tempted to buy part-worn car tyres to save money are being warned about the dangers following a trading standards investigation.

After receiving complaints about two Nottinghamshire garages, which were selling part-worn tyres, the county’s Trading Standards team took action to investigate the claims.

Experts inspected six tyres from these premises which were on sale for £25 each and found a host of problems, including an illegal puncture repair, a remould tyre dating from 1988, two tyres below the legal tread limit for tyres on sale and three tyres cracked due to age and weather.

Motorists buying part-worn tyres are advised to check with the seller what the remaining tread is.

Councillor Glynn Gilfoyle said: “As winter sets in motorists need to have plenty of tread on their tyres to cope safely with the inevitable snowy and icy conditions.

“It’s a false economy to pay £25 for a part-worn tyre when you can buy a new tyre for as little as £50.”

etyres supply and fit a wide range of brand new car tyres to suit all budgets, including economy and mid-range. Customers can also take advantage of the etyres Big Sale and receive a £25 discount when they order four new car tyres and £10 off two or three car tyres, making its highly competitive prices even lower.

etyres customers also benefit from its free mobile service, which means they can have their new car tyres fitted at their home or work at a time that suits them.

Denna Bowman, Head Office

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