Many drivers buying part worn tyres do so in the belief that they offer better value for money when compared with new tyres. However, this isn’t necessarily so and buyers should consider the cost per mm of useable tyre, rather than just the initial purchase price.
As arguably the primary safety feature on your vehicle, TyreSafe strongly recommends buying new tyres, not part-worn or ‘used’ tyres. Take a look at he information here or at www.partworn-tyres.co.uk to find out why. TyreSafe carried out multi-agency activity on part worn tyres last week with Trading Standards, Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), Police Scotland and North Ayrshire Council with worrying findings. All activity was captured by the BBC – you can find it here.