Motorists warned of dangers of fitting part worn tyres

dangers of used tyres 22nd December 2011

Motorists have been warned about the dangers posed by fitting part worn tyres, after Trading Standards found that some such tyres fitted in North Lanarkshire were deemed to be illegal.

According to the Bellshill Speaker, officers visited a number of tyre dealers during October finding a wide array of breaches of safety regulations.

It is always a good idea to buy new tyres when your current set are worn out; not only will you get more mileage out of them, but you can rest assured that they are road worthy and have a suitable tread depth.

The Trading Standards investigation was prompted by an increase across Scotland in the number of serious accidents involving cars fitted with faulty tyres.

According to the news provider, there has also been an increase in the number of drivers buying part worn tyres.

The news comes shortly after research from VanRental.co.uk indicated that 14.6 per cent of motorists will not replace buy new tyres until their existing set are so worn that they either fail an MOT or are flagged as illegal during a garage service.

Posted by Danielle Barge