I can’t afford new tyres, should I consider part-worn?

When the time comes to replace your tyres, let’s be honest most of us think of price as the first consideration. And when money is tight then we might even think of choosing the option of worn tyres. We’re here to stop you doing just that for 3 main reasons.

First, worn tyres are dangerous. In 2015 TyreSafe completed a survey which found that 34% of part worn tyres in the survey sample had ‘potentially dangerous forms of damage or non-compliance’, (in other words, the part worn tyres were in some way defective). That information combined with the fact that 40% of road traffic accidents resulting in death or serious injury are due to defective tyres, should tell you how crucial good quality tyres are. So yes, by going with part worn tyres you may be saving yourself some cash, but is it really worth the risk to the safety of you and others?

Second, by choosing part worn tyres you may just be breaking the law. While it is not actually illegal to sell part worn tyres in the UK, there are regulations that used tyres must meet and often these regulations are not enforced by dealers. In the 2015 TyreSafe survey it was found that an incredible 97% of the worn tyres in the survey turned out to be illegally sold. This could account for the alarming fact that 27% of vehicles on the road in the UK have at least one illegal tyre. By taking the risk of buying an illegal tyre you are not just putting yourself in danger, you are also taking a financial risk as the maximum fine per tyre for illegal tread depth is £2,500. Not only are you potentially risking a fine, each illegal tyre could also put 3 points on your licence, driving your insurance rates up and putting your license at risk. Considering that there were 15,000 UK convictions for illegal tyres over the last 3 years, these financial risks could mean that you’re not getting that bargain you were hoping for!

You may be thinking that despite the fact worn tyres are dangerous and legally risky, you simply can’t afford to pay for new tyres, but that’s where you’re wrong! Trostre Tyres offers a Payment Assist plan which allows you to pay just 25% of your bill today and then pay the remaining balance over the course of three months! This plan allows you to buy new tyres in an affordable way. You end up with quality NEW tyres which will last much longer than part worn ones and you can keep yourself and others safe, whilst remaining on the right side of the law, all without financial despair! It’s a no-brainer!

For more details visit: www.trostretyres.co.uk/payment-assist/

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