Should you buy part worn tyres

Tyres are an important part of your vehicle and are often one of the main components at fault when there is an accident. It is vital that you ensure that not only are your tyres inflated correctly but also they are free from damage and have plenty of tread left on them.

If you have to replace more than one tyre or if your tyres are very big then you may find that it can be an expensive job. There are a number of options available to you when choosing new tyres One option is to choose part worn tyres. These are a cheap way of getting your vehicle legal but are they always the most cost effective solution?

Part worn standard sized tyres may cost between £20 and £50 whereas the equivalent new tyres may be between £50- £70. This does mean that you can make a saving but do the part worns have much tread left on them or are you going to need to be replacing them again in a few months?

Part worn tyres only have to have a minimum of 3mm of tread left which is often the tread level garages advise you to change them, so there is no guarantee that they will have more than this unless the garage specifies that they do.