The new president of the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) is warning motorists that fitting part worn tyres may save money in the short-term, but such decisions may come back to haunt them in the longer term.
Alan Lyons said: “There is a double blow when new car sales fall; not only does car sales activity reduce but there are fewer cars to service and repair. Allied to this is a flourishing black market, which always occurs when incomes fall and the Motor Industry is a prime example of that.”
“The sale of dubious car parts and in particular ‘part worn tyres’, has escalated as consumers make false short-term savings that will come back to haunt them in the longer run. There isn’t a member garage out there who hasn’t had a customer return after getting a botched service job from an unqualified mechanic using sub-standard, and in some cases unsafe parts.”
Lyons highlighted the need for members to get back to basics; “SIMI members have the highest qualified technicians in the Industry and undoubtedly we provide the highest quality of service.”
Check out the full article in the Tyre Trade Journal, out on Friday.