Post updated 2/2/2014
Tyresafe Campaign about part worn tyres; are just not worth the money ?
RT @Tyresafe: If you’re thinking about fitting part worn tyres, take a look at this quick movie first http://t.co/S9YjRbyH
Pellon tyres are a member of Tyresafe and are concerned about part worn tyres
For all tyre safety matters this is the web-site to look at and inwardly digest what they are saying.
Before buying Part worn tyres you must look at what they have to say?. The Tyresafe Campaign go about their business buying sample products from all over the country and working out the real worth of part worn tyres and the facts are startling. You should not be buying these tyres, not only could they be dangerous but” pound for pound” they are not worth the money that you will pay out for them .
What constitutes a part worn tyre to be sold legally?
Many local council trading standards officers are pursuing part worn tyre outlets and prosecuting the ones that are breaking the law. Not least Warwickshire County Council. Part worn tyres must be checked for cuts, bulges, exposed tyre chords and should have no foreign bodies embedded in them such as nails and screws. They should be clearly marked as part worn tyres with a minimum tread depth of 2 mm all round before they can be sold.
Trading standards officers often pretend to be genuine customers and go round buying part worn tyres, to be tested. Janet Faulkner, Head of Warwickshire Trading Standards Service said:
“Whilst all the tyres we purchased passed the tread depth test, 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, check the tread depth, look out for lumps and bumps and keep an eye on the tyre pressure”
We have had many of our own customers who have paid up to half the price of a cheap new tyre for a pat worn, only to find out that the tyre has only lasted them for a couple of weeks, complete false economy. This The Tyresafe Campaign is most welcome?
Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. I have worked for a couple for national tyre companies in my younger days, before starting my first business. I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, and I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business. We are members of Point-S and MotorCodes and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre.
See on www.tyresafe.org