From branded accessories to electronic gadgets and currency notes, you would find a fake counterpart for many things in the present time. But, when the manufacturers and suppliers of counterfeit products start dealing in items which have an impact on people’s safety, such as vehicle components, it becomes a matter of concern.
Operating the recognized Tyre Shop in Penrith, we have accumulated knowledge in the subject of fake tyres, which we are sharing with you today.
According to the various reports published by different tyre companies and independent agencies, use of counterfeit tyres has led to disastrous consequences in the past. And the number of such tyres running on the road is increasing significantly, which if not controlled, can lead to even severe consequences in the future.
To save yourself from the harmful effects of this catastrophe, you should learn to differentiate between the original and fake tyres.
Whenever you visit us or any other Tyre Shop in Penrith for purchasing new tyres, do the following checks:
1. Brand Name, Logo, & Language: Duplicate tyres look more or less like the original ones, except some which have noticeable scratches, and so you need to check the tyres thoroughly.
- The brand name used by fake tyre companies always resembles the brand name of genuine tyres, except for a minor change in the spelling. For example, “ABCDEF” might become “ABCDFE” OR “ABDCEF”.
- Therefore, first visit the website of the company, the tyres of which you plan to buy and read the name and spelling properly.
- Also, look at the logo design and pattern of writing.
- Now, compare the details mentioned on the tyres and their packaging material with this information, to see if there are any inconsistencies.
- You can also compare the image available on the website with the physical tyre.
- If Tyre Company is based in Germany, you may find details on the tyre, written in the German language.
2. Tyre Tread Depth: Fake tyres are bound to fail when it comes to this important specification of tyres.
- While new tyres have a tread depth of 8-9 mm, you can check the same for the particular brand you are going for, through their website.
- Now, measure the tread depth of the tyre you are buying, and see if it matches the depth you saw online. If it’s a fake tyre, depth would generally be less than the specified.
- At our tyre shop in Penrith, we measure the tread depth in front of you, by using modern tools, to give you a complete peace of mind.
3. Select the dealer carefully: One of the easiest methods to buy original tyres is to choose the trustworthy dealer or tyre shop for the purpose. We stock only original and branded tyres and supply them at the very competitive prices.
To purchase the tyres of high quality and get them fitted to your vehicle or for any tyre repair work, ring us at (02) 4731 6311 or visit our workshop in Penrith. We can also supply tyres to the place convenient to you without extra charges.