'6% car owners' bought used tyres

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A new study has revealed that 6% of car owners in the UK purchased used tyres for their vehicles in 2010.

Most motorists bought second-hand tyres in order to save money, but experts have warned that they could be compromising with safety as such tyres may not be reliable.

Researchers, who carried out the study for Kwik Fit, said that purchasing used tyres is risky as buyers may not have the knowledge of any repairs or damage which they may have undergone.

David White, customer services director at Kwik Fit, has advised motorists that they might be better off buying a new tyre to ensure their safety.

Mr White said: "It's natural for drivers to try to keep their motoring costs low, especially in these times of economic hardship. However, with part-worn tyres, what seems a bargain at first glance just doesn't add up."

"Drivers could get much more for their money with a new tyre, and even more importantly, will be able to drive in the knowledge that their safety hasn't been compromised," he added.

The study also found that 28 million adults have bought at least one second-hand item during the last 12 months.

© Press Association 2011


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