You may have heard of part worn tyres, but do you know just how dangerous they are? While many drivers know that part worns are available to buy, most are not aware that they pose a serious threat to driver safety. If this sounds like you, our latest tyre safety article aims to bring you quickly up to speed.
The dangers of part
In the view of tyre manufacturers, independent tyre testers, leading motoring organisations, and driving safety charities and NGOs, part worn tyres are not fit for purpose, and are a danger. Why? Because, as the name suggests, part
When you purchase brand new premium tyres, like those made by Continental, they come with a full 8 mm of tyre tread. This provides you with the optimum grip you need. By comparison, the overwhelming majority of part worn tyres are resold with just 3 mm of tread depth, significantly less than at new. This is the point at which tyre safety experts recommend that drivers replace them with new
Worse still, many part
Part worn tyres are often sold substantially damaged too
And it gets much, much worse. Part
Independent research by UK tyre charity TyreSafe shows that many part
And this finding isn’t a one off. TyreSafe – of which Continental are a leading member of – have undertaken many previous investigations into part worn tyres, including with the Trading Standards Authority. Asda Tyres can say – as a leading member of TyreSafe too, and with complete authority – that TyreSafe’s tireless work to protect British drivers from the perils of part worn tyres is essential for all of our safety on the road.
Fitting new premium tyres to your vehicle makes sense
New premium tyres – like the award winners from Continental – provide optimum performance and safety characteristics. There’s simply no comparison to or redeeming features with part