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December 18, 2018 at 11:26 am #168602
Mike Ruff, GW editorKeymaster
A shocking 99 per cent of part worn tyre retailers to be selling illegal and dangerous tyres, investigations by TyreSafe have revealed.
In total, 18 investigations were carried out across England and Scotland involving 68 part worn traders, all bar one of whom were supplying tyres which contravened the legislation governing their sale. The research also found that of the 129 tyres inspected, 75 per cent were unsafe.
[See the full post at: Almost all part worn retailers found to be selling illegal and unsafe tyres]December 18, 2018 at 1:28 pm #168627
well, my feelings have always been that it should be illegal.
We will not fit part worn or customer supplied tyres as there is no control over it.
Budget tyres are cheap enough nowadays and the sale/fitting of part-worns is un necessary.December 18, 2018 at 1:39 pm #168628
Although I have worked on a lot of cars where the owner has had part worn tyres fitted since the legislation came into effect I have never seen any “Part Worn” markings.December 18, 2018 at 6:04 pm #168630
Part worn tyres are always a dodgy area and it is best not to fit them. However when reporting such areas, at least get your statistics correct. 1 in 68 is not good but it does not equal 99%.Your 75% figure should be the lead and then people can understand the risk they take. 3 out 4 will be faulty.December 18, 2018 at 6:33 pm #168631
In what way are the tyres unsafe? What are the minimum requirements for selling or fitting part worn tyres? There are many people selling them on eBay how can it be controlled that they only sell legal tyres?…
To be fair, as a customer buying used tyres you would want too see them and only buy premium brands with at least 5-6mm tread remaining.December 19, 2018 at 5:52 pm #168633
All part worn tyres should be scrapped and their sale made illegal. The evidence has been out there for years – it’s nothing new to us in the trade.January 12, 2019 at 8:25 pm #169318
So if you buy a used car do you immediately fit new tyres because they are part worn? I don’t think many people would, also when you fit part worn tyres you can inspect them for damage so I don’t really see the issue. New tyres could also be defective just as easily.