Sometimes buying part worn tyres seems like a cheap alternative, however they’re actually more like an accident waiting to happen.
Your tyres are essential for keeping both you and fellow motorists safe and they are the only part of your car in contact with the road, so their condition is extremely important.
Part worn tyre sales are legal in the UK, however there has been legislation put in place to ensure they meet several criteria. Nevertheless, there is still a large number of part worn tyres sold illegally causing risks to the safety of motorists.
To give you a bit more insight into trading standards expectations of part warn tyres, they must:
As well as that, here’s some more facts about part worn tyres
The reality that a tyre which has been damaged and repaired can then be sold on should cause concern. The tests carried out to check if they these tyres meet the above regulations can not take into consideration any unseen damage which may have happened.
It is hard to know the entire history of a part worn tyre as it’s difficult to tell how many times it’s hit a kerb or run with the wrong tyre pressure.
Any used product in reality will cost less than the same product brand new but does that mean that the product is good value for money?
In our opinion no, certainly not for part worn tyres. Instead of thinking about the cost of the purchase consider the cost per mm when purchasing a tyre. Part worn tyres usually sell with around 4mm of tread depth or less compared to the average of 8mm tread depth on a new tyre.
With tyre prices as low as £19.99 at Charles Hurst Fast Fit and a price promise on all our tyres, why would you consider purchasing part worn?