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Part worn tyres are a false economy.
EG . NEW premium quality Firestone tyre 175/65 14T costs £33.50 fully fitted. It has 6.4mm of usable tread (8mm total).
Cost therefore is £5.23 per mm.
Part worn tyre, average fitted cost … £15, with usable tread 1.4 mm (3mm in total less the 1.6 minimum legal limit)
Cost therefore is £10.71 per mm.
THE REAL COST OF THESE TYRES ARE DOUBLE THAT OF NEW.
98% of all part worn tyres are sold illegally.
(Source: Tyresafe… http://www.partworn-tyres.co.uk/?qards_page=the-law)
The Motor Vehicle Tyres (Safety) Regulations 1994 (Regulation 7) part of the Consumer Protection Act states...
The side wall of any part worn tyre intended for sale must contain the EC approved mark, (for example E11) and, in upper case letters at least 4mm high the words ‘PART-WORN’.
If you are using part worn tyres please check for this now!
For further information please visit the independent Tyre Safe web site.