New tyres, Remould tyres or Part Worn tyres?Which Tyre Choice
To start off this article, Which Tyre Choice?I am going to say that in my opinion, you are better to use remoulded tyres (re-tread tyres have a new tread bonded to the old carcass remould tyres area full bead to bead re-mould ) than to buy un-regulated part worn tyres. If the part worns are sold under the 1994 laws that govern part worn tyres then that is fine. The 1994 legislation comes under the following law… The legislation
The Motor Vehicle Tyres (Safety) Regulations 1994 set out minimum safety standards for the supply of part-worn tyres. To comply, it is important that you and your staff are fully aware of these Regulations.
Under the Regulations, it is illegal to supply any part-worn tyre that is capable of being fitted to a motor vehicle or trailer unless the conditions detailed below are met..
The full law can be seen on the following link… http://www.tradingstandards.gov.uk/cgi-bin/glos/bus1item.cgi?file=*BADV062-1111.txt .
This only applies to the UK of course; the States will have their own legislation. Remould tyres are a good substitute for the older and vehicles that go off road. Remould tyres were at one time very popular for the older cars and vans and the increase in cheap imported new tyres from China put an end to many remoulding companies here in the UK.
Another good point about remoulds is that most tyres fitted to aircraft (large or small) are fitted with remould tyres, and the same applies to trucks, many of the trucks that you see hurtling down the highway will be fitted with remould or re-tread tyres. You may have noticed the strips of tread that are at the side of our motorways, these are the tread that has stripped off the tyre carcass usually due to the tyre having a puncture or it has been run under inflated which has caused it to overheat and therefore come apart.
New tyres are what they are
brand new tyres and therefore will be extremely safe to use .the failure rate of new tyres is very low, in fact I have not seen a genuine faulty tyre for a few years now. Remould tyres are also very well made by the few companies that remain making them, the failure rate for car and van tyres is a bit higher than new tyres, bur still not worth bothering about. As I said earlier the problem I have is the sale of un-regulated part worn tyres, otherwise you will be safe on new or remould tyres.For further Which Tyre Choice and tyre safety information see…www.tyresafe.org
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