Here's How Scam Artists Make Old Tires That Are Unsafe Look Like New Again!

Tyre Tread Scam-Here’s How Scam Artists Make Old Tyres That Are Unsafe Look Like New Again!

Tyre Tread Scam

There are countless scammers looking to make money off of others’ poorly placed trust, but this is the most dangerous scam to emerge in a long time.

Tyre Tread Scam

So, this type of scam is typical of what unscrupulous people will do. Especially, when it comes to  to selling illegal part worn tyres. Subsequently,  to the unsuspecting motoring public?

Massive profits can be made by making old tyres into part worn tyres. Amazingly whatever we say then the public still go out and buy these dangerous tyre products.

So, I do know that it is mainly young drivers who go out and buy these £20 tyres. Consequently, it looks like these tyres are bought because the drivers think it is good economics. However, it has been proven time after time to be “false economy”.

Now tyre re-cutting ?

Incidentally, I did a recent article about part worn car tyre re-cutting. In fact  about a year ago. Of course, it opened a few eyes. But  this attached video still shows that the illegal practice is still going on.

Through experience, I know all about re-cutting tyres. So in another life, I used to do the job But only on certain  truck tyres. Firstly, truck tyres have much more tread rubber than a car tyre.

Subsequently this extra rubber enables them to be re-cut. Simply this means cutting a few more millimeters in the  tread pattern of the truck tyres. Of course, to get more miles out of the tyre. Importantly in a safe and legal way !

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Significantly, car tyres do not carry a thick rubber layer in between the tread area and the carcass of the tyre. Therefore, re-cutting cannot take place safely and legally.

However a skilled hand can still cut a few millimeters of rubber out of the existing tread pattern. Of course illegally on  a car tyre. This is what is happening in this video. It makes my blood boil and is dangerous and illegal to do this.

There are countless scammers looking to make money off of others’ poorly placed trust, but this is the most dangerous scam to emerge in a long time.

Eric Roberts