Part Worn Tyres St. Helens, your one stop shop for cheap and high quality part worn tyres. We bring you the best tyres available saving you money from buying brand new tyres which can cost the earth. We specialise in bringing you the best deals on used tyres from across St. Helens through eBay and various automotive part companies throughout the borough. If you’ve got tyres you’d like to sell and meet our requirements why not get in touch. If you’re looking for a specific tyre for your car and it’s not listed here contact us and we’ll put you through to the right supplier.
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Part Worn Tyres St. Helens Ltd.
Part Worn Tyres St. Helens were forged in early 2016 on the back of a bad experience when it came to shopping for tyres in St. Helens – currently there are a few part worn and used tyre companies in St. Helens with limited information about stock and prices which was frustrating for us. Have you ever shopped around for nearly new tyres in Merseyside with little luck? Did you end up having to ring around a few only to be told there were none available? This is exactly what prompted us to build this website to give the local people accurate results and the best prices for their tyre needs.
What are car tyres?
Car tyres, whether they are brand new, used, part worn or wrecked are rubber ring shaped component of nearly all motor vehicles. Tyres are a protection between the vehicle and the road and allow greater grip, traction and act as a shock absorber.
The tyre wraps around the wheel’s rim tightly which enables a smoother ride without compromising steering. Car tyres also come with specialised tread which allows further improvements on grip as well as moderate protection against substances between the tyre and the surface such as water, sleet and snow.
What are car tyres made of?
Car tyres are made of cords (wires) and elastomer (rubber).
Tyres used for cars are known as “radial” tyres – first pioneered by famous tyre manufacturer, Michelin. Contrary to popular belief, car tyres are not weak and easily broken – despite what your neighbour who’s had a nail through one would tell you. Radial tyres are tough as they have plies of cord running through the rubber.
The cords run through the tyre to give it the strength, flexibility and structure while the elastomer encases them. If you’re wondering what the exact rubber is called it’s styrene-butadiene.
What are part worn tyres?
Part worn tyres are tyres which have been used but not to the point where they are dangerous or illegal. Part worn tyres can range from nearly new to fairly worn. Part worn tyres have become more and more popular as new tyre prices have inflated, why spend so much money on new tyres when part worn tyres can be just as good at a fraction of the price?
Part worn tyres come from a variety of different sources and you’ll need to make sure to consult with the seller before purchase if you have concerns. Some of the most common sources of used tyres as – taken off a vehicle involved in an accident where the tyres have remained intact (but still worn) and some may have been important from countries where tread depth laws are different but still legal in the UK.
Part worn tyres are available in all the different sizes including 13″, 14″, 15″, 16″, 17″, 18″, 19″, 21″ and 22″. Part worn tyres St. Helens also advertise all the major brands such as Pirelli, Dunlop, Bridgestone as well as budget brands. Whatever car you’ve got and tyre you need Part Worn Tyres St. Helens will have the tyre for you.
Are part worn tyres safe?
Part worn tyres are regarded as safe but it is always up to driver and installer to ensure there are no defects or other problem, this is the same case as with brand new tyres. We aim to only advertise part worn tyres with a minimum of 50% of the tread left as well as in good working condition.
Are there risks involved? Yes, when buying anything used there is always risk as you can’t always know the full history of what you’re purchasing. Are there things you can do to reduce the risk? Yes, absolutely. We recommend checking through the selling history of the tyre sellers – if you find a tyre through our eBay feeds then they will have a seller rating – have they sold a lot? Have they received a lot of complaints? This is a good place to start.
Secondly, read through the description of the used tyres to see if they’ve specified the condition in more detail, have they mentioned how many miles they’ve been used? Have they mentioned any notable structure damage for the tyres? One of the biggest factors you should consider before purchasing a part worn tyre is how much depth they’ve got left – check to see if there’s quite a bit of depth left and you’ll get good use of them, if they’re borderline legal then you may not get as much value for money as you’d like. Find more about tyre tread depth and the law here.
What to look out for when buying used tyres
Buying anything used has its risks, particularly when it comes to road safety. Although we want to make sure you get the right deal through our eBay listings we also want to make sure you are aware of the potential risks as we take no responsibility for the condition of the purchased product.
Tyre Size Guide
All cars use tyres but not all cars use the same tyres, some are bigger, wider or have increased performance such as weather durability or different rubber for sports and racing use. On your tyres sidewall there will be a series of numbers and letters which can look confusing but they are there to tell you exactly what tyre you have and what tyre you’ll need to replace it.
Cars have been specifically built to use those tyres so it is inadvisable to get any tyre that doesn’t match the original, in the event you do you may invalidate your vehicle’s warranty AND your insurance.
A typical tyre is identified like this example – 165 (Width) 65 (Height) 15 (Radius) 91 (Load Rating) T (Speed Rating) E4 (Approval Mark). In full it will look like 165W 65H 15R 91T or something similar.
Tyre width is measured in millimetres (mm). Tyre heights vary quite a bit from small cars to large SUVs and 4x4s such as Land Rovers.
Also known as aspect ratio. The aspect ratio is the height of the sidewall shown as a percent of the width.
The radius of the tyre is measured in inches and describes the diameter inner rim.
The load rating is a safety notice and highlights the maximum load the tyres can bear before problems could arise.
Speed rating is a safety notice about the maximum speed the tyre can handle before it suffers performance degradation.
The E Mark is an approval mark that it has been tested and regarded as safe by the Economic Commission for Europe. You can read more about the E Mark here.
The following is a video on tyre safety.
Serving St. Helens
We are a St. Helens based company and our aim is to serve those in the borough and surrounding areas such as Warrington, Widnes, Liverpool and Wigan. We use a distance entered in the middle of St. Helens so that we cover the borough which includes Rainford, Billinge, Haydock, Moss Bank, Blackbrook, Earlestown, Newton, Eccleston, West Park, Parr, Thatto Heath, Sutton, Bold and Rainhill.
We’ve done this because if you find a listing on eBay you quite fancy and want to know more then the likelihood is that the suppliers are local to you and you can visit them and see the product before purchase. Not only that, you could potentially make the purchase and then pick it up in person rather than pay/wait for delivery.