In the midst of a global economic crisis, it comes as a surprise that two leading car makers are planning price hikes for new vehicles.
Demand for replacement tyres has already risen on the back of consumers not wanting to splash out on new vehicles and etyres has seen online tyres sales rise 40% year on year.
Now the replacement tyres market is expected to increase even further with the announcement that Ford and General Motors plan to put up UK vehicle prices in response to the falling pound.
Car maker Ford is set to put prices up by 4.7% on average and if the value of the pound against the euro does not improve there will be further increases. Vauxhall, owned by GM, is also set to hike its prices, although it is not yet known by how much.
A spokesman for Vauxhall said: ‘We have to increase our prices. It is essential, it is not desirable, but it is essential.’
However, etyres is offering excellent value for money and service to vehicle owners who want to keep their existing cars in good shape.
Etyres sells tyres up to 40% cheaper than other leading tyres depots, because it is a mobile fitting service and without expensive garages to maintain it can keep its prices lower without compromising on quality.