A large proportion of part worn tyres are dumped on the UK from other countries where the minimum legal tread depth is greater than ours, for example Germany where their tyres are scrapped at 3mm. The UK’s minimum legal tread depth is 1.6mm therefore these previously scrapped tyres considered unsafe for German roads can still be legally imported into the UK and sold.
Contrary to popular belief, it is not about us being biased or wanting to earn more money through new tyre sales. It is about your safety, simple.
We sell thousands of new tyres every month, for each new tyre fitted an old one comes off. With that in mind if we wanted to sell part worn tyres we could and we would have more stock than that of 5 part worn shops put together. However, being experts in the field of all things tyres, we fully understand the dangers around part worn tyres and that is why we will never sell them.