The Dangers of Secondhand Tyres

The Dangers of Secondhand Tyres

What a lot of drivers aren’t aware of when thinking about purchasing secondhand tyres are the safety risks that come part worn tyres. Let us get you up to speed with all the risks that come with secondhand tyres so you can avoid any unwanted bills or even accidents in the future.

What are the Dangers?

When it comes to secondhand tyres tyre manufacturers, motoring organisations and a number of independent testers, part worn tyres should not be seen as fit for use and can be a danger. Having already been fitted to a vehicle in the past these types of tyres will already have some wear and tear to the body of the tyre by some degree, unlike the condition to that of a brand new tyre.

New tyres like those available from Croxdale Fast Fit autocentres in Darlington, Durham, Gateshead, Sunderland, Newton Aycliffe, Consett and Chester-le Street come with a tread depth of 8mm. Most secondhand tyres, however, may come with a tread depth which is less than half of this. The exact condition of ‘part worn’ tyres cannot be known. Did they come from a vehicle involved in an accident? Could they have been part of the cause? The only way to best guarantee tyre quality and condition is to buy and fit as new and from a trusted source such as Croxdale Fast Fit.

New Tyres from Croxdale

New tyres fitted by your local Croxdale Fast Fit Branch provide your vehicle with optimum performance and safety while on the road. There is no comparison with comparing the quality and reliability of new tyres against that of older part worn tyres. 

We understand that choosing the right tyres can be confusing. From choosing the right size tyre to the best brand and price to meet your budget, our online tyre finder can help you find the perfect tyres for you with the click of a button. Check it out here. Our online prices include fitting and VAT – so the price shown is the price you pay. Some tyres will be in stock for fitting same/next day – if not there is only typically a 1-2 day delay to get them into our stock and ready for you.

If you’d rather have your tyre condition inspected first (completely free of charge at any of our centres), simply visit your local Croxdale Fast Fit branch. We are in Darlington, Durham, Gateshead, Sunderland, Newton Aycliffe, Consett or Chester-le Street for help from our experienced and friendly staff.

Posted on Friday, March 13, 2020

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