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Kings Road Tyres warns on dangers of part worn tyres

Part worn tyres can represent a dangerous false economy for both tyre dealers and the motoring public, according to Dublin-based tyre wholesaler Kings Road Tyres (KRT).

“The part worn tyre trade tends to mirror the economy and when things are tough, as they are for many people at present, these tyres can seem like the cheapest way of keeping a car on the road,” says Kings Road Tyres director, Peter Dempsey.

“But in reality they are a potentially dangerous false economy, sold with no manufacturer warranty or history of how and where they have previously been used.”

“Our advice to motorists is that they should always look for the most affordable new tyre or reputable retread. For a few Euro more than the cost of a part worn, they will be buying a product backed by a dealer or manufacturer warranty that will deliver thousands of miles of safe and reliable driving.”

“With literally dozens of new budget tyre brands available in the Irish market the consumer has a wider choice of tyres than ever before. In every case these would be a better investment than buying part worn tyres,” he added.

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