Cash-strapped motorists who might be tempted to purchase part-worn or second-hand tyres to save a bit of cash are making a false economy.
Not only will these second hand tyres not wear as well and last as long, but they are also potentially dangerous.
In some cases the tyres have internal casing damage or other problems not visible to the eye that could result in a sudden deflation and cause serious accidents.
It’s impossible to tell how many part-worn tyres are on sale in the UK, however, research suggests that the number of tyre retailers looking to supply this type of tyre because of the current economic climate is increasing, according to a report in Fleet News.
Legislation is in place in the UK to protect motorists from dangerous part-worn tyres – they must be thoroughly examined by the retailer and have a minimum of 2mm of tread – however, it is increasingly the case that they offer very bad value for money and according to Trading Standards checks.
If motorists want to slash the cost of new tyres, they should come to etyres.
We operate a free mobile fitting service, which means we don’t have expensive depots to run, so our overheads are low and we pass the savings on to our customers in the form of cheaper prices – up to 40% lower than the traditional high street tyre chains.
Denna Bowman, Head Office