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Nenagh Tyre Outlet Leads the Way in Licensing

December 201316th

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Nenagh Tyre Outlet Leads the Way in Licensing

Nenagh Quickfit tyre outlet is the first in County Tipperary – and one of the first in the country - to be granted a license by the Irish Tyre Industry Association under its new self regulation scheme to bring improved standards, service and safety into the tyre trade. To be granted a license Sean and Mary Mc Cullough’s business has had to comply with strict licensing criteria which includes the independent accreditation of staff skills.  Licensees must also declare that they do not sell second hand, part worn tyres.

Motorists now have a clear visible sign to help them choose a tyre retailer who places safety at the forefront of their service. Using a licensed outlet will mean they have the peace of mind to know they are choosing a tyre expert who has experienced, skilled staff and is committed to working to industry best practise. 

The Issue of licenses by the ITIA is a ground breaking development for the tyre industry. It is the first time that standards have been introduced to the industry and is in direct response to a mandate from ITIA members to improve safety in the industry. Kevin Farrell (President) says  ‘Our members have been quick to support the licensing scheme.  As reputable traders they see the value in being able to let motorists know how serious they are about providing an expert service with safety as their focus‘.

Speaking about part worn tyres Mr Farrell went on to say ‘tyres being sold as part worn or second hand, are in fact waste tyres - tyres that have been discarded by another motorist. There is a reason these tyres have been taken off and you need to ask yourself why did someone else throw them away? The legal tread depth limit for tyres is 1.6mm, but the RSA recommend that you consider changing your tyres when they fall below 3mm. Many motorists don’t realise the serious safety issue that part worn or second hand waste tyres pose for them, their families and other road users. They also are poor value, as for example at 3mm in tread depth the tyre is 74% worn. The RSA advises road users not to use second hand tyres as it’s impossible to know the history of such tyres. Having your tyres checked by a professional can save you money as it will ensure you get the full life from your tyre with even wear and better fuel efficiency'.

All ITIA members offer free tyre safety checks to help motorists get the most out of their tyres. With winter fast approaching motorists are already experiencing difficult road conditions with excess surface water. They can make sure their tyres are fit for winter by having a professional assess them for tread depth, pressure and condition. Motorists can call into their local ITIA member today and get their tyres checked .. it could save their life.

For further information please contact Nenagh QuickFit Centre >>

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