Top motoring expert Quentin Willson has warned drivers not to be tempted into buying part-worn tyres because they think they can save a bit of cash.
He told his Sunday Mirror column readers at the weekend: “‘Lots of motorists and bikers have been buying part-worn tyres to save cash. The advice from Birmingham Trading Standards and Tyresafe is: be very careful.
“Their investigation found that nine out of 10 part-worns weren’t legal, with embedded nails, exposed cords and damaged sidewalls. One tyres was an unbelievable 17 years old.
“Tyresafe X-rayed the tyres and found signs of impact damage, fatigue and stress points, making them much more likely to suffer a blow-out. My advice? Don’t.”
Mindful that motorists don’t want to pay over the odds for their new tyres, Quentin has recommended etyres mobile tyre fitting service.
Last year he said: “There’s a company on the internet called etyres. If you ring them up, they’ll deliver new tyres to your door in their van, then fit them on the driveway. Their tyres are a lot cheaper than the places on the high street.”
Quentin first wrote about etyres back in May 2004 when he told motoring enthusiasts they could buy cheaper tyres without compromising on quality if they went to etyres.
As he put it: “They can offer such huge savings because they don’t have the overheads of the big boys.”
And it’s still true today!
etyres is up to 40% cheaper than leading car depots because we don’t have expensive depots or flashy showrooms to pay for. All fittings are carried out at the customer’s home or work, so the savings on overheads are passed directly on to the consumer keeping the price of the tyres low.
Denna Bowman, Head Office