Part worn Tyres
At RTB Tyres we do not sell Part worn Tyres!
They may seem like a cheap alternative, especially if your car has seen better days, but Part worn Tyres are a potential accident in the making.
Tyres are extremely important in keeping you and fellow drivers safe at all times. They are the only part of the car in contact with the road and so a lot relies on their condition!
Hidden Dangers of Part Worn Tyres
One of the main reasons is the potential dangers that lurk within the internal structure of a used tyre. Although the tyres do need to meet certain regulations, the test which take place when a part worn tyre is put through to deem whether it is safe for reselling does not make use of any x-ray machinery and as such it is impossible to tell what unseen damage may have occurred.
Most part worn tyres are imported, mainly coming from continental Europe, with many coming from Germany where the legal minimum tread depth is 3mm. They tyres are typically sold with around 50% of the original tread depth – meaning they have often been used for several thousand miles prior to the sale.
It is hard to know the full history of a part worn tyre!
You can never truly know how often they have hit kerbs, been run with the wrong air pressure, or if there is any irreparable invisible damage.