Are part worn tyres ok to use?

Posted on November 27, 2021 at 9:43 am

If you need to replace your tyres on your vehicle then you may consider buying and fitting part worn tyres. Tyres can be expensive and you usually find that you need more than one replacing at a time.

Although you may think you are saving money, it is not always economical to buy the cheapest tyres as they may decrease your fuel economy or simply not last very long, meaning they need to be replaced sooner. 

One way to try and cut down on the cost is to purchase part worn tyres. Part worn tyres are often tyres that have been shipped in from other parts of Europe or have been removed from cars due to be scrapped in the UK. Rules in other parts of the EU state that tyres have to be changed at 3mm as opposed to 1.6 in the UK. Most garages in England will recommend that you change your tyres when you have about 2-3 mm left on them as this is when there is quite a bit of evidence that it can negatively affect braking distances. If you buy part worns with only 3-4 mm on them already then you won’t have to drive many miles before they should ideally be changed.

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