S E Smith & Son (Par) Ltd Biscovey Garage, St Austell Road, Par, PL24 2EE 01726 813349
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St Blazey Gate

TyreSafe - Tyre Safety Month

While the need to carry out regular tyre checks may seem obvious an alarming number of Britain’s motorists are replacing their tyres only when they have already become illegal and dangerous. If they carried out #TyreChecks, this avoidable safety issue could be rectified.

  • Potentially over 10 million illegal and dangerous tyres could be on Britain's roads in 2016
  • Tread depth has a decisive influence on the way your vehicle accelerates, brakes and corners
  • Safe tyres with legal tread depth will reduce the risks to you, your passengers and all road users
  • Driving on tyres with illegal tread depth not only reduces your safety on the road but also risks a fine of up to £2,500 and three penalty points for each illegal tyre

Facts & figures

TyreSafe's survey found that more than 27% of people replaced their tyres when they were already illegal, that could mean over 10 million illegal and dangerous tyres on Britain's roads in 2016.

  • The total number of casualties resulting from tyre-related incidents over last five reported years* is 5,677 of which 989 people were killed or seriously injured, annually averaging 1135 and 198 respectively
  • Where casualties arise from an accident caused by a vehicle defect, tyres are the single largest contributory factor over the last five reported years*, accounting for 36% of the total
  • The estimated cost of tyre-related incidents to the economy over the last five reported years* is £416 million, averaging £83.2 million annually
  • Annually, 2.2 million cars fail the MoT due to tyre-related defects**
  • TyreSafe's survey in partnership with Highways England revealed potentially up to 10 million, or more than one-in-four cars and vans on Britain's roads, was driven with an illegal and dangerous tyre in 2016***

*DfT five years to 2014
**DVSA 2012 to 2014
***Phase one and two of the TyreSafe survey in partnership with Highways England

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What our customers think

Very professional service. Friendly staff and they genuinely care about their customers.

Emma De-Ville - May 2018

Brilliant service from start to finish. Good price on tyres, two very good fitters and in all a very friendly team. Thanks guys.

Andy Mustoe - April 2018

This was my local garage for repairs and tyres while living in Par.I have now moved to St Austell and despite having several garages to choice from I have just travelled out to St Blazey Gate to have my tyres fitted simply because of value for money, a friendly service and never able to do enough for you. Nothing is ever to much.

George Collings St Austell - February 2018

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Opening hours
Monday: 08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday: 08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday: 08:30 - 17:30
Thursday: 08:30 - 17:30
Friday: 08:30 - 17:30
Saturday: 08:30 - 12:30
Sunday: Closed
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Areas served around Par:

Bodmin, Lostwithiel, St Austell, Par, Polkerris, St Blazey, Tywardreath

Other services offered by S E Smith & Son (Par) Ltd:

Batteries, Brake Inspection, Brakes, Bulb Replacement, Catalytic Converter, Exhausts, Tyre Repair, Wheel Alignment

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