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Tyres expire after 5 years, did you know? An insurer explains…

10 August 2021 10:46 AM
Tags:
Roadworthy
Insurance
Personal finance
car insurance
car tyres
Lester Kiewit
car maintenance
King Price Insurance
The Morning Review
Wynand van Vuuren

Lester Kiewit interviews Wynand van Vuuren, client experience partner at King Price Insurance.
  • Tyres expire after five years, even when they have not been used

  • If you get into an accident and your insurer deems the expired tyres to have contributed, it may reject your claim


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We all know tyres must have sufficient tread to be roadworthy, but they also have an expiry date.

Unused tyres typically have five-year warranties; after which they may not be sold.

Lester Kiewit interviewed Wynand van Vuuren, client experience partner at King Price Insurance (scroll up to listen).

Does having “old” tyres make your car unroadworthy, and does it affect your insurance?

If you check your tyres… it gives you the date of manufacturing… Tyres can get hard and brittle… It can start to leak… Rubber can get old… You can’t just buy an old tyre… only looking at the thread…

Wynand van Vuuren, client experience partner - King Price Insurance

It’s your responsibility to ensure your vehicle is roadworthy…

Wynand van Vuuren, client experience partner - King Price Insurance

Re-treads… nine out of 10 times that tyre is dangerous…

Wynand van Vuuren, client experience partner - King Price Insurance

Insurers, if there’s an accident… Was this car in roadworthy condition? Just the mere fact that a tyre was not in a roadworthy condition, isn’t sufficient for an insurer to reject a claim. It must have contributed to or caused the accident.

Wynand van Vuuren, client experience partner - King Price Insurance

You’ll find this most often on trailers and caravans [expired tyres] …

Wynand van Vuuren, client experience partner - King Price Insurance



10 August 2021 10:46 AM
Tags:
Roadworthy
Insurance
Personal finance
car insurance
car tyres
Lester Kiewit
car maintenance
King Price Insurance
The Morning Review
Wynand van Vuuren

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