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Part Worn tyres Guy Fined-Guilty verdict for illegal part worn tyre seller – FleetNews

Part Worn tyres Guy Fined
part worn tyres

A Lincolnshire tyre retailer faces up to 12 months in prison along with a £20,000 fine after being found guilty of supplying unsafe part worn tyres to the public.

 

A Lincolnshire tyre retailer faces up to 12 months in prison. Including, along with a £20,000 fine. So,after being found guilty of supplying unsafe part worn car tyres to the public.

Good news for the battle against dodgy traders. Selling these unsafe tyre products to unsuspecting but gullible public.

http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/Content/Page/Part+Worn+Tyres+Policy

Illegal Part Worn tyres

This is one of my pet hates. The fact that people are allowed to sell these illegal part worn tyres. Of course, and get away with it, (well some of them). This is not the first time that the part worn tyre problem has come to haunt the industry. It last raised its ugly head in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s.

There was a huge outcry from within the tyre industry. Consequently, which eventually led to the Government setting certain standards. Of course, that would allow part worn tyres to be sold legally. These are listed below courtesy of tyresafe.org.

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

1-   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.

2- Tyres must have passed an inflation test prior to sale.

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

part worn tyres

This tyre was sold as used and still had a nail on the inside which was wearing away at the side-wall. The people that sell these do not care a hot about the drivers safety.

4-  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.

5- Part-worn tyres that have been retreaded must have one of the following:

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

A permanent mark to identify the original model and manufacturer.

So,the word ‘RETREAD’ moulded onto or into its sidewall (in upper case letters at least 4 mm 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.

– See more at: http://www.tyresafe.org/tyre-safety/part-worn-tyres/part-worn-tyres-and-the-law#sthash.7yuu0qZi.dpuf

Part Worn tyres Guy Fined

These rules (laws) were brought out to try and make re-used old ones  safer when sold to the unsuspecting public. After a few years things appeared to level off and the industry thought that things had calmed down.

Part worn tyres raise their ugly heads again

Then came yet another recession! So, the tyre industry began to suffer once again. Importantly, with the rise again of the illegal waste tyre trader. Small bucket shops began to open up all over the country. Selling any old tyre rubbish as Part Worn tyres. I thought that there would be no way that the public would buy from such places, but I was wrong?

Not only was I wrong but these tyres were being sold with total disregard for the 1994 regulations, it is as though they never existed? Many trade bodies have been lobbying our government and people like me have been venting our frustration at the way that these tyres have been openly sold without any regard to safety or the 1994 regulations.

My main concern is purely the safety aspects for the thousands of motorists that buy these things, not knowing there condition or where they came from. It is good however that some trading standards department are once again raiding the premises of these people and prosecuting them for their actions. This is also occurring in the USA, the whole world is finally opening their eyes to the vast safety problem associated with these part worn accidents waiting to happen.

Eric Roberts

Eric Roberts
Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. Members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. Also sell Toyo Tyres online from our website www.pellontyres.co.uk. So, by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. Offering courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work. So, who leave their car with us for work doing. We are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Trading Standards. Lastly, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

Illegal Car Tyre Re-cutting

Illegal Car Tyre Re-cutting-What next? this is extremely dangerous?

Illegal Car Tyre Re-cutting

Re-cutting Car Tyres-is it common practice in some countries?

So,when I first saw the video at the bottom of this post! Incredibly, I was truly shocked and amazed at the same time . At first I was outraged at what was going on and so was the writer of the original article. But I began to realise that this practice does actually go on in other countries around the world.

Illegal Car Tyre Re-cutting

This tyre was a part worn that had a massive repair done to the sidewall and only lasted for two days, before letting the lady customer down in a town centre.

The video has been filmed with a sense of pride. Of course, by the guy who is doing the actual tyre re-cutting. Unfortunately, it reminds me of the time when I used to re-cut truck tyres. Re-cutting tyres was carried out when I worked for a national company years ago. I know that we can re-cut truck tyres ! Of course, as long as we stick to the rules and regulations. Set out for us to follow. But the practice of re-cutting car tyres, has up to now been unheard of.Unless somebody can point out where this is a legal thing to do?

Bad tyre repair cases are now cropping up now on the part worn tyres

I am sure that many of you tyre professionals out there have come across some pretty bad examples of things that are related to part worn tyres. There seems to be little care or thought towards the safety or the law where the part worn market is concerned.

Only last Saturday we had customer in that bought two part worn tyres fitted about two weeks before. Only to find that they had completely fitted the wrong size, they were not even a legal match, they were far too small. When the customer was questioned as to why he had allowed this he said that the guy told him that it was perfectly alright and he also said that he felt a little threatened by the guys attitude, when he was questioning him about the wrong size.

This sort of thing is just the tip of the iceberg

The worst ones are the bad repairs that have been carried out by these people. We have seen some horrific cases. Where the tyre has only lasted a few days before blowing out. Of course,  in some cases these tyres never keep their pressure. Unfortunately, the customer brings them into us for sorting out.

The thing that I cannot understand though. Is that I have never met one customer. Who wants to go back where they bought the dodgy tyres, to complain. Perhaps some drivers are so hard up financially. That they have no choice but to buy these things. So, when problems arise they dare not go back in fear of been intimidated by these people.

Re-cutting

This tyre had a clear side-wall failure, that was fitted to the inside.we picked up the problem when the customer said that he had a bad wheel wobble?.

Dodgy tyre dealers must know that they are breaking the law. When they sell the public these things. So do you have to be a special type of person sell them in the first place.  Looking at the state of some of the premises, it is a wonder that people go there in the first place! But as I say people can and must be desperate to keep their cars on the road. Including buying part worn tyres for their cars.

To go back to this video; I cannot recognize the language of the people that  who are Car Tyre Tread Grooves Re-cutting ? But it could even be here in the UK.

I only hope that these do not make their way to our shores !

but nothing surprises me to what lengths these people will go to, to make money. As I have said on many occasions I see nothing wrong with selling Illegal Car Tyre Re-cutting ,part worn tyres as long as they were processed and sold within the law of our land.

Another fact that has come to my attention came to me from Serge Dejeen…In ETRTO recommendations it’s clear re-grooving of passenger car tyres is not permitted.
Extract of ETRTO “Re-grooving or re-cutting: Re-grooving or re-cutting consists of cutting a pattern in the base of the tread, deeper than the original pattern, to prolong mileage performance. Re-grooving or re-cutting of passenger car tyres is not permitted.
Note should be taken of national legislation.”
ETRTO= European Tyre and Rym Technical Organisation, is a professional organisation of standardization (as well as JATMA and TRA).

Please take a look at this video and let me know what you think??

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. Selling tyres online from our website www.pellontyres.co.uk . So by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. Of course we offer courtesy cars to local motorists. Needing to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. Also an official MOT testing station and are members of Trading Standards. Finally, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship

NTDA Want Part Worn Tyres Banned

Am I getting soft on Part Worn Tyres? 22% of British Drivers Now Using Them-should we be worried?

Part Worn Tyres

 These are very alarming figures 22%, almost a quarter of the driving public are buying these part worn tyres

But I am now thinking differently about the problem. In my opinion the Part Worn Tyres market has increased due to the financial crisis and a lot of young families are having to make

part worn tyres

This tyre came from a car recently and was bought as a part worn tyre. the so called repair in the tyre only lasted 2 weeks before failing. The lady bought this tyre with good intent, not knowing that it was indeed rubbish.

huge economic changes in their household budgets, but they regard their car as sanctity, a necessity, they will keep it running at whatever cost, even if it means running the car without insurance or road tax.

This is also where part worn tyres come into it. If it means keeping the car running then they will pay say £20 for a part worn tyre, I do not think that they care about its condition, all I can say is that they must trust the person that they are buying from, as long as it gets them about and they can keep their car running.

It is the tyre industry that should make sure that the tyres that these people are using are in fact safe to use and come under the Part Worn Tyres law (Under The Motor Vehicle Tyres (Safety) Regulations 1994 (reg.7.) part of the Consumer Protection Act) that we have here in the UK and probably other countries too.

17% of drivers would also keep buying part worn tyres.

In my opinion the economic crisis has hit us all to the extent that we will probably never recover again. The retail market place has changed considerably over the past years, with consumers having to make huge cuts in their spending habits. This includes everybody, and I have to admit that includes my family. We are changing our shopping habits and the companies that are making changes to cope with the lack of consumer spending are becoming the winners.

Starting at the top of the chain, families are now shopping on a daily or twice weekly basis. Here in the UK the winners are becoming the smaller chains such as Lidl and Aldi, who are pushing the huge supermarket customers into second place, primarily because of the changing shopping habits of the consumers. We also having the cheaper clothing retailers who are doing well in this climate, stores such as Primark are sweeping the floor with much cheaper clothing than the high street stores, who are suffering from the general downsizing of the consumers.

In my opinion this is also the same problem that is affecting the tyre market at the moment.

Drivers at the lower end of the economic scale are forced to buy part worn tyres to keep their cars on the road. According to the recent survey 17% of these drivers would also consider a repeat purchase of part worn tyres, which could mean that these people are taken out of the new car tyre market altogether. There has always been a slice of the tyre market that have bought second hand tyres, but this time the increase is quiet significant and is effecting many of the smaller tyre retailers up and down the country.

Fighting back with cheap budget tyres

One of the knock on effects of this gap in the market place is the price deflation of the budget tyre brands. My own business has seen a Sharpe increase in the cheap new tyre market. The manufacturers that are suffering are the mid-range tyre market and the leading companies appear to be holding their own, we are still getting our customers asking for their favorite brands. These are usually the older drivers that are known as the “Silvers” and that include me?

These are the drivers that will stick to Michelin and Dunlop and can still afford to pay the price for them.

I am only forming my opinion on the facts that are affecting my tyre business here in Halifax Yorkshire UK. But asking about and traveling around has opened my eyes to the number of part worn tyre bucket shops that have opened up in the last few years has quadrupled. The increase in these operations has opened my eyes to the extent of our industry wide problem. We seem to be more at the battle front in the poorer northern towns, especially the ones with a large immigrant population, such as Halifax.

Part worn tyres are also affecting the large companies

This problem probably multiplies the more depots that you own , so the huge tyre companies such as kwik-Fit must be pulling their hair out, in fact This recent survey was financed by Kwik-Fit and its findings were released to the rest of the industry. Roger Griggs of Kwik-Fit said…

“This research highlights the problems that British drivers have experienced with part worn tyres. Many of the second hand tyres sold in the UK are brought in from Europe by the container-load, having been taken off cars across the Channel. Motorists considering a part worn tyre should perhaps ask why a tyre that is no longer good enough for a Dutch, German or Danish driver would be good enough for them.

‘We recognise that drivers are keen to keep their motoring costs low, and we work hard to provide products and services to help them do that. There comes a point where cutting costs can compromise safety and this is especially true with tyres. After all, these are the only thing connecting a car with the road, so we urge drivers to consider whether they really need to opt for the unknown quality of second hand tyres.”

My problem with part worn tyres is the number that are found failing due to the damage that was already present

Of course, when the tyres were fitted to the new customers car. This is due to the fact that tyres that are sold are not sold legally. Here in the UK we have a set of rules that states that part worn tyres should be tested for any faults or damage or objects in the tyres and the tyre s should be checked whilst under pressure. Then after the tyre is checked and found to OK, then a special patch should be stuck (vulcanized) to the tyre with the name of the company or tester displayed on the tyre.

I now know that the effect of part worn tyres on the businesses of reputable tyre retailers

Having forced them to start selling these part worn tyres themselves and in a way I cannot blame them. One guy that I know has set up a separate small depot specifically for selling these tyres. He has kept the two companies separate for obvious reasons, but at least he is now clawing some of the lost business back and he is also running the operation within the current part worn tyre laws.

I can now understand better the predicament that many people find themselves in. Forced by financial circumstances, to buy these second hand tyres. So, thinking that we have all been affected by this crisis and will be for some time to come.

Now believing that they is a place for part worn tyres, but they must be bought and sold within the law and we must get rid of these people who sell all the rubbish and dangerous tyres, by strengthening the current laws and more importantly, to clamp down on these dodgy tyre businesses that sell this rubbish through stronger law enforcement.

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts.

Eric Roberts

Second Hand Tyres

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

Dangerous’ part-worn tyres

Dangerous' part-worn tyres

Dangerous’ part-worn tyres

Apart from Tyre-safes investigations, we sort of know why drivers opt to buy second-hand tyres. First of all I think its all down to ignorance and education. So, most drivers that call in or ring us up are young people. Young drivers are usually single people! Therefore like us all they would prefer to out clubbing than buy a set of decent tyres.

So, thats primarily what they do. Buying a second hand tyre for £20 means that they can afford some new cloths and also go out for the weekend. Of course we have lived in a part worn tyre world now for many generations. So if its OK for mums car then its OK for my car,is the general attitude.

Dont get me wrong many young drivers are brought up by their parents not to be buying part worn tyres! Importantly, they have been brought up with safety in mind. Frighteningly, I spend much of my time driving up and down Britains busy motorways. So, I often wonder which of those cars are fitted with possibly deadly and illegal second hand tyres.

Tyres on their second lives.

Many of these second hand tyres come from out of back street premises. The kind that you would not dare to go to. Especially if you had any sense of pride in your car. I am not a snob but there are some places that you just would not go to ?

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

Tyresafe Partworn Campaign-About the dangers of buying Part Worn Tyres-www.tyresafe.org

Tyresafe Partworn Campaign

Tyresafe Campaign

Tyresafe Campaign

Post updated  2/2/2014

Tyresafe Campaign about part worn tyres; are just not worth the money ?

eric roberts‘s insight:

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 . So inwardly digest what they are saying.

Before buying Part worn tyres you must look at what they have to say?. To prove a point, the Tyresafe Campaign . By buying sample part worn tyre products from all over the country. Thus, working out the real worth of part worn tyres . Hence,  the facts are startling. As a result, you should not be buying these tyres. Unfortunately, not only could they be dangerous . But” pound for pound” they are not worth the money . Consequently, 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 . Frequently, prosecuting the ones that are breaking the law. Not least Warwickshire County Council. Part worn tyres must be checked for cuts, bulges, exposed tyre cords . So, should have no foreign bodies embedded in them . Such as nails and screws. For this reason, they should be clearly marked as part worn tyres. Including, 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:

Tyresafe Partworn Campaign

“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”

For this reason, we have had many of our own customers . Who have paid up to half the price of a cheap new tyre . Than for a part worn. Thus, 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?

Eric Roberts

 

See on www.tyresafe.org

RT @Tyresafe: If you’re thinking about fitting part worn tyres, take a look at this quick movie first http://t.co/S9YjRbyH

 

Tyresafe Campaign

New Greener ECO TYRES-are not getting any more popular ?

Re-manufactured New Greener ECO TYRES are better than Part worn tyres

As a tyre dealer (retailer) for many years I have seen many changes in the industry not least the rise and fall of the re-manufactured products for cars and vans.

The fall of this product came when we (the UK wholesalers) started importing cheap products from China and other eastern countries. This made the price gap between the new and retreads shrink, and consumers and tyre retailers swung towards buying and selling new tyres, because of this many re-manufacturing plants here in the UK were forced to close.

Enter climate changeNew Greener ECO TYRES

This went on for many years, but companies were still making truck and bus New Greener ECO TYRES, including large companies such as Continental. Here in the UK, Kingpin were continuing to manufacture the greener ECO tyres, although the number of units were small compared to the total number that were sold.

Then came climate change ?. We were told by the “European Union” or EU that waste tyres could not be used in land fill any more . So drastic alternatives had to be found to dispose of them in an environmentally way and Governments had to come up with some new ideas to find a solution to their “end of life” . It is estimated that over 30 million  are scrapped annually here in the UK alone, a massive problem.

One of the possible solutions was an increase in tyre re-manufacturing. Not all old tyres are suitable for making New Greener ECO TYRES from, in fact only about 17% of these old ones can be re-made into new ones.

What are re-manufactured ECO  tyres ?

New Greener ECO TYRES

New Greener ECO TYRES;part of the rebuilding tyre process

To put as simple as possible the “carcass” or old tyre is buffed back is buffed back to its original state as if it was a new carcass. The tyre is then thoroughly inspected and only the best quality are used to make the new tyre. This is where the green ECO part comes in, the old one is re-used and has now been re-cycled into another one. The tyre is them remoulded to make a another tyre. The standard of manufacturing must comply with the same standard as a new ones. This makes the ECO tyre into a much greener alternative, and another premium point is the cast . This reduces the cost to consumers of about 10% and because of the high standards of manufacture, they are much more safer than using unregulated part worns . These are used on many high profile vehicles including London taxi cabs and Airlines, yes when you go on holiday the plane that you fly in will probably be landing and taking off, using re manufactured products or otherwise known as New Greener ECO TYRES that you can buy for your car… More reading

Despite the relatively low market penetration of re-manufactured tyres, their potential market

impact remains high. One of the major issues relating to their use is that user perception of

re-manufactured tyres is one of second rate quality. In fact re-manufactured tyres in the UK

are as good as new, as they must comply with standards that equate to those imposed on

new tyres.

One of the major vehicle sectors that use re-manufactured tyres is the taxi market. Even

here many operators only put remoulded tyres on the rear of the vehicle because it is

perceived that those on the front do not last very long. In reality, the major problem with

front tyres, especially in taxis with tight turning circles, is they are put under high shear

stresses that cause the tyre tread to prematurely fail. Furthermore, where the vehicle is

driven by diesel, there is a heavier loading on the front axle than the rear, so earlier failure

would be expected. These issues are not restricted to re-manufactured tyres, but are

common to all.

Using re-manufactured tyres can offer significant savings in operating costs, raw materials

and the environmental impact of the vulcanised rubber tyre”…http://www.wrap.org.uk/search/apachesolr_search/retread%20tyres%20study?filters=tid:97

This article was compiled by… Eric Roberts

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell General New Tyres online from our website www.pellonautocentre.com by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. We offer courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. We are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

 

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