Auto Express team up with Protyre to test the dangers of illegal tyres

Auto Express team up with Protyre to test the dangers of illegal tyres

11 Nov

By Clarissa Hearn

Auto Express and Team Protyre carried out a Tyre Test with Who's The Mummy blogger Sally Whittle to uncover the difference in performance between new, part-worn and budget tyres.

Three identical Peugeot 308s were fitted with either a brand new set of tyres, budget tyres or part-worn tyres at Rockingham’s wet test facility. Check out the video below to see the results:

The facts and figures behind the dangers of illegal tyres

  • It is estimated that there are 10 million illegal tyres on Britain's roads which worringly, is the equivalent to one in four cars
  • On average, 1000 motorists are killed each year due to illegal tyres
  • One in five drivers have never checked their tyres' tread depth
  • Alarmingly 42% of drivers do not even know how to check tread depth

Don't become another negative tyre safety statistic!

At Protyre, we offer Free Tyre Checks at all of our local garages, book yours today! You may not only saving your life but the lives of other motorists too. 

Free Tyre Check


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Clarissa Hearn

Clarissa is the Marketing Communications Executive for Protyre. Managing Protyre’s social media, PR and events keeping up to date on the latest automotive news and activities across the UK.  

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