By Denna Bowman
Recent statistics have revealed that more than a third of the cars being driven on Britain’s roads are over a decade old as the tough economic climate forces people to put off buying new cars.
Research by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) shows there were just over 31.36 million cars in use in 2011. Some 6.27 million were registered between 2000 and 2002 with a further 5.28 million dating back to the 20th century.
The figures mean the average age of a UK car is now 7.44 years.
Yet while older cars are now better made and more reliable they need to be carefully maintained in order to keep roadworthy.
Owners must check for age-related mechanical problems and make sure car tyres have the legal minimum tread depth of 1.6mm, which will keep them safe and enhance the vehicles fuel efficiency.
And drivers who are holding on to their old cars rather than buying newer models can also reduce their motoring costs by shopping for online tyres.
Sourcing online tyres can help vehicle owners shop around for the best prices and most convenient service.
New car tyres do not have to cost a fortune. etyres supply and fit a wide range of online tyres to suit all budgets, including economy, mid-range and all the premium brands.
etyres, a leading online tyres retailer, also operate a free mobile service, which means its customers can have their new car tyres fitted at their home or work.
Denna Bowman, Head Office