UK tire study reveals “horrific” results

Colchester, UK – Thousands of drivers are being exposed to frightening levels of risk through the purchase of second hand tyres that fail to meet minimum safety standards, a study, co-ordinated by TyreSafe and the National Tyre Distributors Association has found.

Carried out in conjunction with trading standards offices and local councils, the study analysed partly worn tires bought in mystery shopper exercises during the last year.

Of the 817 tires examined, 34 percent were found to contain faults or damage, which meant that they should not…

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