You’re always hearing that driving on illegal car tyres is a false economy, but one Lancashire motorist has just found out the hard way how true it is.
The motorist from Preston has been fined £75 for having a vehicle with insufficient tread on one of the tyres. He also had to pay £35 costs and was given three penalty points on his licence – which could increase his insurance premium.
Nobody likes having to fork out for unexpected extras, especially during a recession, when everyone is trying to cut back on spending, not increase it.
But safe and legal tyres are not an expendable luxury, they are a necessity. They can save lives and prevent accidents, stop insurance policies being invalidated and protect no-claims bonuses.
They also preserve the environment because they stop cars burning up so much fuel.
But they don’t have to cost the earth. etyres operates a mobile service where the tyres are fitted at a location of the customer’s choice, at home or work, which rules out the need for big, expensive depots.
With low overheads and small operational costs, etyres can then pass on savings to consumers with prices up to 40% cheaper than leading high street tyre depots.
Katherine Clarkson, National Accounts