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Tyres Checked & Replaced

Driving with damaged or worn tyres is an offence in the UK and you risk being fined, invalidating your car insurance policy and more importantly, endangering lives of other road users and pedestrians.

Tyres fitted to a motor vehicle or trailer must be undamaged and be free from any defects, which might endanger the car or any person. This includes the minimum tread depth specified for the MOT as the minimum. Please read below for details.

Tyres must be correctly inflated to the vehicle manufacturers and the tyre manufacturer's recommended pressure.

Tyres Replaced and Checked

Tyres must be:

  • Compatible with the types of tyres fitted to the other wheels on the car or van
  • Not have any lumps, bulges or tears caused by separation or any failure of the structure
  • Not have any cuts or tears in excess of 25mm or 10% of the sectional width of the tyre, whichever is the greater, and which is deep enough to reach the ply or cord
  • Not to have any part of the ply or cord exposed

A vehicle with any of these faults or with tyres of different nominal size or aspect ratio on the same axle is liable to fail the MOT test.

Tyre Tread Depth

Passenger vehicles (other than motorcycles) for not more than 8 seated passengers At least 1.6mm throughout a continuous band in the centre 3/4 of the tread and around the entire circumference
Goods vehicles not exceeding 3,500kg max gross weight At least 1.6mm throughout a continuous band in the centre 3/4 of the tread and around the entire circumference
Light trailers not exceeding 3,500kg max gross weight. Most vehicles larger than those listed above At least 1.6mm throughout a continuous band in the centre 3/4 of the tread and around the entire circumference

Spare Tyre

You do not have to carry a spare tyre and it does not have to comply with the legal requirements while it is in its stowed area. However, when fitted to the vehicle (for example, following a puncture) it must then comply with the law. The spare tyre is not tested in the MOT but the examiner may draw your attention to an unserviceable item.

 

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OPENING TIMES:
08.30am - 6.00pm Monday to Friday
08.30am - 2.00pm Saturday
Closed on Sunday

MOT REMINDER - TEXT NOTIFICATION

Remembering your MOT is coming up for renewable can be a problem. We have resolved this by texting our clients in advance of the MOT date. This is a free service.

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