Why have we made the effort to become trading standard approved?
Trading Standards is responsible for certifying businesses in relation to legislation that falls within its remit. Trading Standards operates the ‘Buy With Confidence scheme’, which allows consumers to identify approved traders who readily demonstrate a commitment to high working standards, high levels of customer care and a fair trading policy - this is why we want to be a member!
What do our customers gain?
To ensure our customers the peace of mind that they aren’t being ripped off and we are doing everything we need to do to make sure they leave here safe. Trading standards support our business as a legal, honest and fair business supporting our Buy with Confidence standard.
All businesses listed with Trading Standards have been vetted, approved and continue to be monitored by Trading standards, to ensure the consumer received the best quality. We have been put through a series of stringent checks, including visits by a qualified Trading Standards professional.
Examples of Rogue Traders
Tyrepress reported in May 2017 of the potential dangers of buying part worn tyres and Trading Standards discovery:
TyreSafe has continued to raise awareness of the potential dangers of buying part worn tyres and encourage drivers to consider only buying new with joint activities with Trading Standards as well as in the media. This was most recently exemplified by a recent inspection carried out with Durham Trading Standards and the Sunday Mirror. The coverage was shared with the paper’s daily sister publication The Daily Mirror.
Once again, the results showed a lack of competency among used tyre traders and a high proportion of non-compliance with the regulations governing the sale of part worns. Six of the seven tyres were non-compliant with the only legal example being 18 years-old.