Delticom: Driving and Arriving Safely Depends on Good Tyres

Danger increase on Spanish roads:

  • Spanish motorists unaware of their tyres fitness
  • Purchase of second hand tyres implicates high risks

HANOVER, Germany--()--According to the Delticom Report* the majority of motorists in Spain do not know when they should change their car’s tyres. This runs a safety risk for both the vehicle occupants and other traffic participants. Further the DGT [Traffic Office] data reveals that within the last years tyre changes have been postponed until “last minute. Now another worrying tendency amongst drivers in Spain is on the rise: the purchase of second hand tyres.

Active automotive safety technologies such as ABS (anti-lock braking), ESP (electronic stability program) and PEBS (predictive emergency braking) are vital safety systems that are helping to reduce accidents on the road. However, it is equally important to have good quality tyres fitted to a vehicle to ensure that these technologies work effectively.

With the cost of motoring continuing to escalate one area where motorists are looking to save money is when replacing tyres. Philip von Grolman from neumaticos-online.es warns: “Yet it is a false economy and short term thinking to go for part worn or second hand tyres, which may prove to be dangerous as well. The fallacy is that initially it seems that money can be saved. But apart from taking on risks, those second hand tyres usually have to be changed very soon; spending double of the time, effort and money.” Moreover, according to safety experts, second hand tyres can implicate hidden dangers, which may not be detected; the “amateur motorist” never knows, on which extend the supposed bargain tyres have been used and if they not even have been involved in an accident. Those hidden damages can be highly critical and life threatening. Over and above drivers can get problems with the ITV.

It is on the other hand so easy to stay safe and save money. The online store www.neumaticos-online.es offers a huge range of affordable tyres, amongst attractive quality budget brands for the best possible tyre choice for almost every vehicle. Tyres, bought at neumaticos-online.es are very often even cheaper than second hand tyres, but at least you can purchase brand-new tyres at the online store for the same price range you would spent on second hands. The aim of every responsible motorist should be to ensure reliable operation over the entire useful life of the vehicle for each safety-related system and part. Maintenance and service should therefore not be neglected.

Drivers looking to replace tyres can find a wealth of information on the neumaticos-online.es website – part of Europe’s leading online tyre retailing group, Delticom AG. The company offers a wide range of tyres to suit all budgets and requirements. In addition to enjoying the best prices available and actual tyre information, purchasing online at neumaticos-online.es provides an unequalled range of tyre brands. Also, ease of ordering day and night, security of purchase and the benefit of having the tyres delivered to the motorists preferred address - at home, place of work or to anyone of 2,900 professional fitting partners throughout Spain.

* Delticom Report 2012 by Gather Estudios, amongst 1.000 Spanish car drivers

**Source: Gomas por los suelos – “Tráfico y Seguridad Via” magazine (no. 215/2012)

Full details of tyres ranges can be found on www.neumaticos-online.es.

For customers looking for quality components and parts, the company has also dedicated website: www.recambios-expres.es

Tyre tests can be found at: www.valoresuneumatico.com

For more information about the company, please visit: www.delti.com

Contacts

Delticom AG
Susanne Kindor-d’Unienville
T: +49 511 93634852
E-Mail: susanne.kindor@delti.com

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Driving and arriving safely depends on good tyres - tyres are an important safety factor. A worrying tendency amongst drivers in Spain is on the rise: the purchase of second hand tyres.

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Contacts

Delticom AG
Susanne Kindor-d’Unienville
T: +49 511 93634852
E-Mail: susanne.kindor@delti.com