The Fitting of Part Worn Tyres is not Recommended by First Stop

Tyre Damage

The dangers of Fitting part worn tyres

Between 2008 and 2012, 983 fatal collisions occured on Irish roads from 858 collisions according to the RSA Vehicle Factors, Fatal Collisions 2008-2012.

Tyres were a contributory factor in 66 of these 858 collisions. 

Tyres accounted for almost two thirds of the 101 vehicle factors cited as a contributory factor to the collision

Over half (51.5%) of the tyre condition on the 66 vehicles were rated as EXCESSIVELY or DANGEROUSLY WORN. WIth 10.6% being underinflated, some dangerously low and 6% were a combination of EXCESSIVELY WORN, UNDERINFLATED, WRONG TYRE SIZE or FITTED IN THE WRONG DIRECTION.

To maximise the life of your tyres and enhance your safety on the roads, First Stop recommends regular checks of your tyre pressures, tread depth and general tyre condition.

When replacing your tyres, First Stop strongly recommends the fitting of new tyres.

However, First Stop recognises that legislation exists which permits the sale of part worn tyres, subject to them meeting a number of criteria. You should be aware that part worn tyres that do not meet these legal requirements post a serious safety risk to you, your passengers and other road users. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING PART WORN TYRES WE RECOMMEND YOU WATCH THE FOLLOWING VIDEO: 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ya3oQcJlze8&t=68s

 

PART WORN TYRES AND THE LAW

We at FIRST STOP IRELAND 'STRONGLY RECOMMEND' that you visit the 'ROAD SAFETY AUTHORITY' Website before Purchasing Any Part Worn Tyres

You can do this by clicking on this link:  

https://www.rsa.ie/en/RSA/Your-Vehicle/About-your-Vehicle/Example-of-non-Dup/Your-Vehicles-Tyres-/Buying-part-worn-tyres/