When money is tight vehicle owners look to make savings where they can, but when it comes to tyres TV car consumer champion Quentin Willson has a stark warning for vehicle owners.
‘I never recommend retreads,’ he told readers of Sense magazine. ‘I’ll probably get into trouble over this, but new tyres can be pretty cheap, so the difference between them in terms of cost isn’t that great.
‘There are some Chinese retreads that I wouldn’t put on my bike, let alone my car, so you’ve got to be pretty careful.’
Quentin goes on to recommend customers shop around for the best deal and he highlights etyres for delivering a free fitting service of cheaper tyres without compromising on quality.
‘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.’
Etyres is up to 40% cheaper than leading tyre depots because it offers a mobile fitting service and does not have expensive garages, so with low overheads the savings are passed on to customers in the form of cheaper tyres.