All Part Worn Tyres Stuff

All Part Worn Tyres Stuff

Of course, we must keep on trying to stamp out the people who are selling these death traps. So, here in the UK we even import the old tyres that Germany taken off their cars. Explicitly, a stupid state of affairs it makes me feel sick.

In the UK, also fit Partworns  from junk yards, not knowing anything about it. We just fit these Unsafe deadly Tyres onto our cars, not knowing what dangers lurk inside them  and they could blow out at any time. Good luck to the RMA in America.

Second Hand Tyres

‘Dangerous’ part-worn tyres being sold – BBC News

Dangerous’ part-worn tyres

Dangerous' part-worn tyres

Dangerous’ part-worn tyres

Fortunately most motorists are very conscious about road safety.  Following TyreSafe’s recent multi-agency participation in the raid of a part worn retailer in Scotland, we are pleased to inform you BBC Scotland coverage will be available today. BBC Radio Scotland will be airing the story from 0600 hrs.

Tyresafe has become the front line against the unscrupulous people who deal in part worn tyres. This video is well worth watching if you are thinking about or indeed have bought some of these dangerous part worn tyres.

Whilst all the tyres we purchased passed the tread depth test. So, only one was stamped as ‘part-worn’ and two failed because of tread separation or slow pressure loss. Neither of which would be obvious to a consumer straight away. Our advice is that it’s always safest to buy brand new tyres. But if you are buying part-worn, make sure the tyre has been tested. Especially check the tread depth, look out for lumps and bumps and keep an eye on the tyre pressure.

 

A BBC Scotland investigation finds unsafe second-hand car tyres are being sold illegally at garages.

Source: ‘Dangerous’ part-worn tyres being sold – BBC News

Young Drivers-Winter Driving-Automotive Blog Unprepared younger drivers at risk on winter roads

Young Drivers-Winter Driving

Young Drivers-Winter Driving

Young Drivers-Winter Driving

Every Car Needs Winter tyres in the Winter. This is something that I have been ranting on about for years. Of course this includes young drivers?

The problem is when you are young is what your priorities are. Most people in the young age bracket have other things to spend their money on than their cars.

Admittedly though their are some young drivers who spend thousands of well earned cash, on their cars. Upgrading the suspension and tyres and doing as much as their knowledge will allow to make them go faster.

We have all seen them flying about town or overtaking in silly places?

As a garage business owner, then I see all driver types. As far as tyres are concerned, then I think that it is the younger drivers that are supporting the part worn tyre industry.

In the area of the UK where I live and have my garage then hundreds of these small bucket shops have opened selling part worn tyres. As a result I have to pass some of these places on a daily basis. It has not escaped my attention that many of the customers buying these tyres are in the younger driver bracket.

Over the past years I have gone out of my way to ask young people about this trend. Normally it is at a family gathering where my children’s friends are attending. Of course my kids are adults now and so I ask their friends about buying part worn tyres. To my horror many of them do not know anything about them? In fact they thought that these tyres were a legitimate choice.

Young Drivers-Winter Driving-Do not buy part worn tyres

One girl recently told me that she had bought two part worn tyres for £20. So she could now afford to buy some more expensive perfume. Another frightening fact is that many of the younger drivers did not know anything about tyre pressures. Including any affects that low and high tyre pressure may have on their driving skills.

Young Drivers-Winter Driving

Scenes like this are lovely to look at but young drivers should take extra care and slow down.

To my surprise the one area of expertise concerning knowledge about their cars, was in fact insurance. They know all about the little black boxes that insurance companies fit in young drivers cars. Hence, to help reduce their insurance premium if they drive more carefully.

In general they should take notice of older more experienced drivers. When winter arrives take things steady when driving in bad weather. Carry extra clothing and a plastic snow shovel, just in case. however the best safety advice that I could give would be to fit winter tyres at the beginning of winter. Winter tyres will give the driver a safer journey and indeed more confidence when negotiating driving on snow and ice covered roads.

Make sure that you have the correct tyre pressures. This boosts ride comfort along with performance and durability of your tyres. Winter tyres are best for drivers that may have to face snowy and water drenched roads. Of course during the winter months.

Young Drivers-Winter Driving-Winter challenges all ages but careful driving will prevail

Consequently, winter driving is challenging for most motorists. Whether you live in the hills and mountains that sees a lot of snow and ice every winter. Or you live further south where you may only have a few weeks of nasty weather. Winter driving can be hazardous.

Whether you are young or old (like me) then weather conditions can be unpredictable. Subsequently, placing extra demands on your vehicle and your driving skills. To ensure your driving safety this winter season, you must be prepared. As in so many circumstances in life a little preparation before hand can make all the difference later on.

Eric Roberts

 Unprepared younger drivers at risk on winter roads – Automotive Blog

Source: Automotive Blog Unprepared younger drivers at risk on winter roads – Automotive Blog

Waste Tyres Piled-Business illegally stock piled 45000 scrap tyres – Daily Echo

Waste Tyres Piled

Waste Tyres Piled- 45000 tyres
Daily Echo
A HAMPSHIRE tyre business has been fined thousands of pounds for illegally stockpiling 45,000 of waste scrap tyres at an industrial estate.

Eric Roberts says…

What caused the scrap tyres problem?

“All this has stemmed from the fact that waste tyres do not have any value.So,in fact the opposite is the case. Having to pay anything from 50 pence to £1 for Waste Tyre Removal and to be disposed of.Consequently, at one time. When remoulds were very popular. naturally, we would actually sell our old tyres to the remoulding industry. So,also to scrap tyre dealers. Who would come round collecting the old tyres for money.

The most popular scrap tyres to sell were the Michelin tyres. Subsequently, in the tyre trade an old tyre is known as a “casing”. Of course, the Michelin casings were the best quality casings that you could get. The same applies today, Michelin are still probably one of the best quality tyres. Hence, that you can buy. Although more expensive than other  brands. Michelin tyres are probably still the best  on the market.

Things started to change. Thus, with the introduction of new cheap tyres mass produced from China.Including, other “far eastern” countries. These cheap imports were flooding the market. Consequently,could be bought for cheaper than a remould tyre. Of course, it did not take long before the remould companies went out of business. Some of the remould companies concentrated on the remould truck market. Continuing in business, but the car re-molders soon closed down due to the lack of sales.

This caused us all a big problem we have all seen the Waste Tyres Piled on road sides, because no body wanted the old scrap tyres, it became a huge problem and European Union soon started to introduce new laws about tyre

Waste Tyres Piled up Illegally

Waste Tyres Piled

Waste Tyres Piled are still a problem across the world including the UK

disposal. This was followed by new companies setting up to dispose of the Waste Tyres. The most significant new law  would not let scrap tyres be used in landfill sites (tips). So solutions had to be thought of quickly. Germany had already started using old scrap tyres to burn in cement kilns to turn the liquid cement into the powder that we use in building things, but here in Britain we were a bit slow, but we are now looking at similar ideas. Most are now shredded and used in all sorts of applications including mixing the shredded rubber with tarmac to be used on road building.

All this however did not stop illegal Waste Tyres dumping and we still have the problem today. we have all seen old ones piled up in the country side or on waste land, and guys like the one who rented a large building or just land to fill with scrap tyres and then when they are full they just walk away and leave the problem to the owner of the building. One old mill in the Bradford area of West Yorkshire was filled with over a million scrap tyres and then the culprits just walked away leaving the problem to the environment agency, which in the long run has to be paid by the tax payer”.

Article by Eric Roberts…www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

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Unsafe Used Tyres-Florida lawmakers look to ban unsafe used tyres – Or part-worn tyres to us !

Unsafe Used Tyres
Unsafe Used Tyres

 

 

This should be a good example to all authorities to ban the sale of Used tyres.

 

 

Unsafe Used Tyres are a worldwide problem

In this case, this article is about the used tyres problem that also affects the USA. Including, the UK and also the rest of Europe. That is to say that I can understand the problem. Which was stepped up to a higher level when the economic downturn started to bite. Forcing, the hard up motorists amongst us to be tempted and  gamble on buying cheap part worn tyres, for their cars.

On the negative side, I think that the terrible economic downturn affected most people (my family and I included). Having to reign in their spending and cut their cloths accordingly. Shoppers began to buy cheaper tyres online. Giving the internet sales of tyres a massive boost. Consequently, many people looked at sites such as E Bay to reduce their car running costs and try save some money. This had a two-fold effect on the tyre industry. Many what I call “lower end” tyre dealers started to sell what they called “used tyres” which are better known in the UK as “part worn tyres”, or they are known as New and Used Tyres.

Increase with customers experiencing tyre problems

At the same time we at Pellon tyres in Halifax UK, started to see an increase in customers with tyre problems. Also at the same time as this, hundreds of small tyre shops started to open up in every town across the country. These were all selling used tyres to the gullible motoring public, who thought that they buying a bargain tyre, when in fact they were perhaps putting their lives at risk. Since the rise of the part worn tyres there has been a significant rise in the road traffic accident figures and this has been linked to the use of these dangerous tyres.

We seem to get this problem at every recession that the country has to endure. The last time was in the nineties, when the government of the time had to pass legislation, to make the used tyres safer. They did this by passing regulations that said that these tyres should be tested and marked up as “Part Worn Car Tyres“.

Used Tyres

This part worn tyre only lasted one week before disintegrated.

The following used Tyre Safety Regulations are from TyreSafe UK

Under The Motor Vehicle Tyres (Safety) Regulations 1994 (reg.7.) part of the Consumer Protection Act. In effect, then it is an offense for anyone to sell part worn tyres that do not meet the following principal requirements:

The structural integrity must not be compromised. It should be free of large cuts, any bulges or lumps both internally and externally. No plies or cords should be exposed.  Tyres must have passed an inflation test prior to sale.

The original grooves must still be clearly visible. That is to say, in their entirety and must be to a depth of at least 2 mm. Across the full breadth of the tread, around its entire circumference.

Part worn tyres which have not been re-treaded must clearly show the relevant ‘E’ mark alongside which ‘PART-WORN’ must be permanently and legibly applied in letters at least 4 mm high. These words cannot be hot branded or cut into the tyre.

Part-worn tyres that have been re-treaded must have one of the following:

BS AU 144b, 144c, 144d, or 144e markings on the side wall (if first supplied as a re-tread on or before 31 December 2003 an ECE approval mark (if first supplied as a re-tread on or after 1 January 2004)

a permanent mark to identify the original model and manufacturer, the word ‘RETREAD’ moulded onto or into its sidewall (in upper case letters at least 4mm high) and further markings in accordance with ECE rules. You may need to seek further advice as to which rules apply

The indication ‘PART WORN’ must also appear next to the BS or ECE approval mark, or next to the word ‘RETREAD’

For tyres marked BS AU 144e, a speed category symbol and load capacity marking should be present.

A tyre has to comply with all these requirements whether or not it is fitted to a rim. This means that all the part worn tyres that are in your stock should be marked up and comply with the law. I have nothing against the sale of used tyres that comply with this law, but unfortunately it has gone to the wayside.

Governments and local county and council officials are starting to clamp down on these people

But it is a long slow slog, trading standards have had staff cuts, like most other government departments and are fully stretched to take action.

Good news is starting to come out of the USA now with counties such as Florida looking at a complete ban the sale of these tyres and I think that this will spread and eventually it will sink in with pressure from the legitimate tyre dealers and organisations like the excellent tyresafe.org.

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles.