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Part worn tyres – a dangerous false economy

Published: Wednesday 11th of June 2014 | Author: Holly | Category: Tyres

Tyre safety organisation, TyreSafe have warned against the worrying trend for purchasing part worn tyres.

Most part worn tyres come from vehicles that have been involved in accidents severe enough to render those vehicles total loss.

The organisation claims more than four million drivers a year are buying tyres that have been previously used on another vehicle, and one in six motorists has bought part-worn items at some point in their driving life.

Although UK law currently allows the sale of part worn tyres there are strict guidelines to adhere to however startlingly a recent study carried out by trading standards found that 90% of part worns sold to consumers should be listed as dangerous and not fit for sale.

Not only is it a dangerous purchase, the buying of part worns has been proven to be a false economy. TyreSafe also found that the average cost per mm of useable tread of the part worn tyres was £6.33, whereas the comparable cost when selecting an equivalent new tyre was 16 per cent lower at £5.32.

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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