Why you should NEVER buy part worn tyres!
Added: 04 June 2019
Second-hand, or part worn tyres could be putting your life at risk and as a result, we urge our customers to think twice before purchasing any. They are such a health hazard, not only to yourself but fellow drivers. Research by the Local Government Association which represents councils in England and Wales, discovered that some of the used tyres on sale were nearly 30 years old!!! Part worn tyres are being sold with some serious defects and incorrect labelling that consumers may not be aware of.
Another question you should ask yourself when buying part worn tyres is, do you know where they have actually come from? Do you know the history of the tyre or the amount of miles it has done?
In 2017, 17 people were killed in reported accidents in the UK where illegal, defective or under-inflated tyres were a contributory factor. This is why it is extremely important for drivers to check their tyres are safe and legal. The legal limit for your tyre tread depth is 1.6mm.
Research shows that more than five million part worn tyres are sold in the UK every year, with the LGA warning sellers of illegal used tyres they could face prosecution - a hefty fine and a prison sentence.
Used tyres may be the most tempting to purchase due to the price difference, however in the long run it works out the least cost effective compared to purchasing brand new tyres. New tyres are available at Day's to suit all budgets, provide a safer option and last longer resulting in better value for money in the long run.