NTDA Want Part Worn Tyres Banned-Trade association calls for complete ban on sale of part worn tyres –

NTDA Want Part Worn Tyres Banned

NTDA Want Part Worn Tyres Banned

NTDA Want Part Worn Tyres Banned

Unfortunately, this image is of a typical part worn tyre dealer here in the UK. Although trading standards do call on these people, there is only limited prosecutions. The old saying “what comes around goes around” comes to mind.

Hence, the part worn tyre problem has raised its ugly head a few times in my 40 year carrier in the tyre industry. As a result, the last time it raised its profile, was in the 1990’s . it is not a coincidence that the selling of part worn tyres always follows a financial recession .

new laws came out in the 1990’s to protect the public from the unscrupulous selling of any old part worn tyres. I will reiterate that I am not against the selling of part worns that are well prepared and tested as in the 1995 tyre legislation.   

From the customers point of view. If you wish to go ahead with purchasing part worn tyres, you should always see the tyres that you are buying actually inflated before they get fitted onto your car. Part worn tyres should also be checked for premature aging. including any cuts or signs of illegal sidewall repairs. In fact the law states the following courtesy of Tyresafe.org-

Under The Motor Vehicle Tyres (Safety) Regulations 1994 (reg.7.) part of the Consumer Protection Act, it is an offence 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 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 retreaded 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.

Some issues you should be aware of with regards to part worn tyres are the fact that a majority of the time these types of tyre are sold with 50 percent less grip when you compare them with normal new tyres. All in all, any potential buyer needs to recognise that part worn tyres are used tyres.

It goes without saying that part worn tyres (because they are used tyres) have a lower retail price than that of the new tyres.

The trading standard office viewpoint on the matter. Consequently, is one of which that they will continue to make drivers aware. Thus, of any dangers they must think about prior to any purchase. This makes sense as long as the driver is aware. of the difference in health & safety between a tyre with tread at its legal limit. So, next to a tyre that is half worn but still has all its other functions in perfect working order.

NTDA Want Part Worn Tyres Banned

Because they are used tyres then they have a lower retail price than that of the new tyres. In fact the main reason that drivers will purchase used tyres as the saving in money. For many drivers this could be what keeps the car on the road. Motoring is not getting any cheaper. As a result most decent tyre notify people the hazards of second hand tyres. I do sympathies with people at the bottom end of the social ladder. Hence who are struggling to keep their cars on the road.

These drivers are often young with small families. In fact I even questioned my own daughter about buying part worn tyres. She said that she would have no qualms about buying a tyre for £20 but using the money saved on new cloths or cosmetics. Of course, this is the problem that we have. The tyre industry has NOT educated the public into the dangers that can come from fitting unregulated part worn tyres.

Always be cautious when deciding to purchase them. A growing part of the part worn tyre market is now “car breakers yards” who now offer second hand tyres to the public. These tyres have probably come off crashed vehicles. Hence, many of these cars have been in any collisions or bumps. Most cases however the tyre will be perfectly road worthy. but you should always check with the previous owner or the scrap yard garage.

NTDA Want Part Worn Tyres Banned

What is more scary is the number of taxis. That I see having part worn tyres fitted at unregulated tyre shops. These taxis should at least be made to show a danger sign to their passengers. Hence, to worn them before they get into the taxi? perhaps the NTDA Want Part Worn Tyres Banned is not a bad thing. After all we tried with regulative legislation which has failed.

Just buying these tyres without thought could be reckless and damned right dangerous. For more information a great website to visit is https://www.partworn-tyres.co.uk/

The National Tyres Distributors Association (NTDA) has called for a ban on the sale of all used tyres. While 65 per cent of motorists admit to buying part-worn tyres as they are the cheapest option, sometimes

Source: Trade association calls for complete ban on sale of part worn tyres – Garagewire

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