Used Car Tires For Sale – Used car tires can pose a significant risk, according to new research, because most retailers are found selling dangerous or illegal tires. A new investigation into used car tire retailers has revealed a potentially deadly problem.
The research, conducted by Tire Safe, found that a staggering 99 percent of tire retailers who sell illegal and dangerous tires. A total of 18 separate investigations involving 68 parts of traders that were worn out were carried out with only one trader selling safe and legal tires.
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The rest of the other retailers supply tires that violate the laws governing their sales.
Even more concerning is that out of 129 tires examined, 75 percent of them are not safe.
The tire company has worked in partnership with Trade Standards to investigate worn out parts of the seller for several years.
Several other groups, including several police and firefighting forces, were also involved in blocking the sale of unsafe products.
In a week of activities in the Northeast, a multi-agency team led by officers from Cleveland and the Durham Specialist Operations Unit visited 29 businesses, none of which followed the rules.
British motorists are now urged to think twice before buying worn tires because there is no guarantee that they will be safe or even legal.
Stuart Jackson, Chair of TyreSafe, said: “Despite years of terrible results from this investigation into retailing worn tire parts, these findings are still surprising.
“How can it be accepted that three-quarters of the tires used for sale are not safe? Tires are the only part of the car that comes into contact with the road and is important for road safety – selling dangerous examples to unsuspecting motorists makes life risky.
“The number of dangerous parts subjected to tires sold is undoubtedly related to widespread inability of retailers.
“With only one of the 68 retailers found in accordance with the law, of course the part that is subject to trade must greatly improve its standards before British drivers can have confidence in them.
“Until that happens, TyreSafe continues to urge drivers to buy new tires so they don’t pay potentially heavy prices because they choose to adjust to unsafe parts.”
TyreSafe campaigned to encourage compliance with some retailers imposed with regulating laws (Consumer Protection Act 1987, referring to the Regulation of Motorized Vehicle Tires (Safety) 1994) and increase their competence to levels comparable to new tire retail technicians.
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