Chisom Jenniffer Okoye
2 minute read
25 Oct 2019
6:40 am

Buying second-hand tyres could have a deadly cost

Chisom Jenniffer Okoye

Sumitomo Rubber South Africa released a Used Tyre Survey, which showed that more than 60% of second-hand tyres sold in SA are illegal.

Retreading a tyre.

Although used tyres may seem the most affordable choice when having to buy replacements, car experts warn buyers to consider safety first. This advice comes ahead of the festive season, when hundreds of lives are lost on SA roads. According to Arrive Alive, research done by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research revealed that “nearly 20% of accidents involving minibuses have tyre failure as a contributing factor”. Sumitomo Rubber South Africa also released a Used Tyre Survey, which showed more than 60% of second-hand tyres sold in SA are illegal. South African Tyre Manufacturing Conference chairperson Darren Hayes-Powell said...