Expensive Part-Worn Tyres
SAVING cash by buying old tyres might seem like a quick-fix solution for motorists. Soaring petrol prices, insurance and road tax costs, mean running a vehicle can be a very expensive business. Drivers can face a maximum fine of up to £2,500 via courts if their cars are stopped […]
I tried to sift out the type of people that would buy these tyres? In fact the thing stood out like a “sore thumb”. it was the young drivers that we were losing. Therefore, the young drivers must be buying part-worns.
I started to ask some young drivers, including my own daughter. Brooke is her name and she drives a two year old Ford Escort. Brooke has a good job at M and S in Keightley. Naturally, we give Brooke any tyres that she requires.
So it was slightly misleading, but I asked her the question,”where would you buy your tyres”and “what would you pay for them”. I was amazed by her reply. She said that she would just go for the cheapest tyres? and had seen some for sale at £20 each, these were the ones for her?
I was gobsmacked ? she truly did not know what these tyres were and did not care, as long as they were cheap. Of course, she spends a fortune on makeup and clothes, but would buy the cheapest tyres.
This must be the same for millions of young people, I am sure that she would not be on her own when forming this opinion.
More than £3 million part-worn tyres were sold last year in the UK as drivers looked to save cash. Soaring petrol prices, insurance and road tax costs, mean running a vehicle can be a very expensive business.