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Nationwide investigation reveals alarming results on part worn tyres
The largest ever nationwide investigation in to the sale of part worn tyres in the UK has exposed some startling results which show the real danger of purchasing second hand tyres.
The survey was carried out by Tyre Safe and the National Tyres Distributors Association alongside various Trading Standards offices and local councils by carrying out mystery shops across the UK. The findings shows that more than a third of the 817 part worn tyres purchased were damaged or contained faults rendering them not fit for sale. Even more concerning, was the fact that 97% of the tyres sold were not marked as ‘part-worn’ which is a legal requirement.
Despite the huge safety risks associated with part worn tyres, many motorists continue to choose them thinking they offer better value for money when compared with brand new tyres. However, a previous study by TyreSafe found that not only were new tyres safer, they also offered better value as the cost per useable mm of tread for part worn tyres was £6.33 whereas the equivalent cost for a new tyre was 16 per cent less, at just £5.32 per mm.
So with no cost advantage and frightening figures revealing safety issues there really is no sense in purchasing part worn tyres for your vehicle. With Concorde’s pricing on tyres there is further reason to steer clear of the second hand tyre market – why buy used tyres when you can buy brand new for the same price?
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