Part-worn tyres – pros and cons

Posted on December 31, 2014 at 10:00 am

Part worn tyres can look attractive if you’re on a tight budget and need a cheap replacement, or if you’re looking to get a car through an MOT to sell. That said, do consider whether you’re actually getting value for money. The tyres – which generally come from scrapped vehicles – will always be cheaper than fitting new, but you do need to bear in mind that they will of course wear through much quicker, may not have been subject to detailed checks prior to sale and may not come with any warranty or real consumer protection.

As a result, it can very easily be a case of ‘buy-cheap, buy twice’. To easily check whether you’re getting a good deal, consider this – if there’s six millimetres of usable tread on a tyre, you want to be paying less than a sixth of the price of the tyre brand new per usable millimetre.

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