Retread Tires aka Tyres Retreading Scam: How It Works
To start with an educational aspect, tire is the preferred spelling in the United States and Canada, while tyre is chosen in most types of English outside North America. That being said, let's dive into the dangers of retreading, adding another deceptive practice to the list of car scams.
You like to put tire safety at the highest point of your needs when you're looking for substitutions. Yet it's easy to be tempted by a bargain, particularly when the tires look in great condition or seem to have originated from a legitimate producer. In any case, be careful. Al may not be as it appears. How does the scam work?
Watch the video below to see in action scam artists creating new-looking tires from worn-out ones:
What these guys are essentially doing is stripping away all the rubber from the face of the tire and leaving it uncovered. This action leaves the tire much more exposed to punctures and blowouts, not to mention that the 'eyeball' method of cutting tires doesn't really make for the most consisted performance.
The tires may look like they are brand new and have plenty of life in them while in fact they are extremely dangerous.
Tyres Retreading Scam: How To Avoid
You should always inspect the tires carefully whether being bought individually or from used cars. Also, do yourself a favor and take care of your tires. And when you are done, go to an authorized local retailer. You can trust they can help you make an informed choice and ensure you are buying the real deal. Do not buy from the strange seller because you don't really know which one is original or fake. Life is worth more than anything so avoid trying to save some cash by buying old tires. Remember that you may be buying the fake ones.
On the off chance that they've been regrooved, you may be able to see the tire carcass at the bottoms of the grooves, yet this isn't generally the case – and that underlines the significance of purchasing from a trustworthy merchant.
Tyre Retreading Scam: How To Report
Warn your family and friends about the Tyre Retreading Scam by sharing it on social media using the buttons provided. You can also officially report the scammers to the Federal Trade Commission using the link below:
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