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FEDERATION CALLS FOR BAN ON USED TYRE SALES

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FEDERATION CALLS FOR BAN ON USED TYRE SALES


AN INVESTIGATION has found that defective second-hand tyres are being sold to motorists, after figures showed 989 deaths or injuries have been a result of these models over the last five years.

Evidence was gathered when trading standard watchdogs posed as customers and bought samples from a number of dealers in County Durham. An Inspector at TyreSafe concluded that six out of seven purchases were deemed faulty while one was classed as ‘legal’ and over 18 years old.

Two were seriously damaged after being under-inflated. Two had damage to the bead, a reinforced rubber section inside the wheel. One contained water, showing it had not been stored properly. Five had no official ‘part worn’ stamp, classing them illegal according to a report in the Sunday Mirror.

Previous data collated from TyreSafe backed up the paper’s sentiment, highlighting that 98 percent of second-hand tyres carry no ‘part worn’ markings while 4.5m are sold to UK motorists year-on-year.

A TyreSafe spokesman, said. “Competence among used tyre retailers is questionable and the majority of used tyres are not properly inspected. A tyre is classed as a waste product until it’s been fully checked”.

The National Tyre’s Distributors Association (NTDA) has expressed its dismay, describing these practices as ‘appalling’ and a ‘ticking-time bomb’. The federation also calls for a ban on used car tyre sales in an attempt to reduce further accidents and deter rogue traders from selling on faulty products.

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‘CUSTOMERS ARE ANGRY’ DAVID MASSEY TELLS TV VIEWERS

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‘CUSTOMERS ARE ANGRY’ DAVID MASSEY TELLS TV VIEWERS


screen-shot-2017-02-16-at-11-58-53David Massey of ADS Preston has appeared on the BBC’s One Show to talk about the issues facing the owners of diesel car owners.

“Diesel cars are now subject to much more stringent testing… In my opinion these cars now have a limited shelf life” Massey told reporter Vicky Butler-Henderson during a segment that sought to explain why the danger of diesel emissions have come back on the political agenda.

“A lot of customers are very angry. They were promised by government that the cars were cheap to run, buy and repair, but this is no longer the case” added Massey.

The feature also included Greg Avery, an Essex-based car dealer who noted a drop in demand for diesel cars by about a quarter as well as a shot interview with John Prescott, who was Transport Minister at the time that the government encouraged the up-take of diesel fuel.

Butler-Henderson talked about the possibility of a new scrappage scheme and offered a few practical tips for motorists to pollute less when using their cars.

Meanwhile, both David and Frank Massey are preparing for another edition of the AutoInform training event, which will be held in March at GTG Scotland.

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AUTOINFORM GOES LIVE THIS WEEKEND


There’s just time to get your hands on one of the last places for this year’s Autoinform LIVE event, being held this weekend at the GTG Academy in Wolverhampton.

The event is the UK’s biggest and best workshop training event, featuring 24 timetabled training sessions – each delivered by an OESAA-approved trainer – separated into three colour-coded packages to help simplify the event for new attendees.

Autoinform LIVE has carefully tailored its package options to suit delegates old and new, with ‘Green’ modules aimed at first time visitors, ‘Amber’ sessions targeted at those who have visited the event twice and ‘Red’ for those who have attended every show since it began three years ago. (More information on the training modules available can be found here)

A gala dinner will once again take place on Saturday evening, with popular comedian Mick Miller now confirmed to help provide a lively end to the first day. The entire weekend costs just £195 +VAT, which includes all training, lunch and refreshments at the GTG Academy, plus a Gala Dinner ticket including welcome drinks, meal, entertainment and coach transfers from selected hotels.rsz_gtgwolverhampton

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OESAA GARAGE TRAINING EVENT CONFIRMED

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OESAA GARAGE TRAINING EVENT CONFIRMED


rsz_gtgwolverhamptonIndependent workshop owners Frank and David Massey are putting on conference and ‘hands-on training event’ in November. The event, to be known as AutoInform Live takes its name from the technical e-zine produced by the Masseys.

The two-day seminar is being held at the GTG Academy in Wolverhampton on Saturday, November 29 and Sunday, November 30. Independent workshops keen to improve their knowledge and skills will be able to get to grips with the latest tools and products and attend technical demonstrations and presentations.

The event is sponsored by the Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) campaign, which is keen for well-known technicians to be associated with it. Campaign Chair nigel Morgan said: “It is our job to make this an interactive, must attend conference. If we don’t provide formal training and educate garages then the independent automotive aftermarket will fall behind. The garages who are willing to make a small investment in time and money to attend are the ones we want to talk to.”

David Massey said: “It’s a technical conference, similar to the FMN conferences that we’ve done in the past, but far more practical. We’ve got full workshop facilities.”

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Massey has always supported the OE parts campaign. “If a customer wants to supply his own parts, I make him take their car somewhere else – I do not fit non-genuine parts – period” he concluded.

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