Did you know   If you drive with damaged or worn tyres you risk being fined. You risk invalidating your car insurance policy and endangering lives too. Tyre fitted to a motor vehicle or trailer must be fit for purpose and be free from any defects which might damage the road or endanger any person. Tyres must be correctly inflated to the vehicle manufacturer's and the tyre manufacturer's recommended pressure.
Fit for purpose means that a tyre must: be compatible with the types of tyres fitted to the other wheels
  • not have any lump, bulge or tear caused by separation or partial failure of the structure.
  • not have a cut or tear 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 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 an MOT test Duty to maintain
Tyres must be correctly inflated to the vehicle manufacturer's and the tyre manufacturer's recommended pressure. ('Run-flat' tyres partially inflated or in flat condition are permitted in certain circumstances.)tyre inflate Tread depth Tread depth must not fall below the legal minimum. The tread is that part of the tyre in contact with the road in normal conditions. The minimum depth of tread depends on the class of vehicle.
Type of vehicle Minimum tread depth
Passenger vehicles (other than motorcycles) for not more than 8 seated passengers Goods vehicles not exceeding 3,500kg max gross weight Light trailers 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
Most vehicles larger than those listed above Motorcycles 50cc and over with or without sidecar At least 1.0mm throughout a continuous band across at least 3/4 of the breadth of the tread and around the entire circumference NB: In the quarter where the tread may be less than 1.0mm, the original tread pattern must be visible
Mopeds and motorcycles under 50cc Original tread pattern must be visible

Spare tyre

You don't have to carry a spare and it does not have to comply with the legal requirements while it is stowed away. However, when fitted to the vehicle (for example, following a puncture) it must then comply with the law. The spare is not tested in the MOT but the examiner may draw your attention to an unserviceable item as a matter of courtesy.
 


Comments

11/17/2016 5:51am

Car Loans for All Credit Types - 99% of Applicants Are Accepted even with Bankruptcy

Reply
11/17/2016 10:30am

Car Loans for All Credit Types - 99% of Applicants Are Accepted even with Bankruptcy

Sell Your Car Online Fast - Reach thousands of car shoppers with one ad. For Sale By Owner Ad is only $14.99.

Reply
01/14/2017 12:47pm

A lot of new things for me! This post is must read for all drivers! Like it!

Reply
05/15/2017 1:18pm

I was in awful situation one time. Because of broken tyres)

Reply
05/23/2017 1:41pm

You are right. That might be very risky. I am glad I've found your informative post.

Reply
08/15/2017 7:47am

I'm checking them every day. And always changing before winter.

Reply
12/12/2017 6:52am

Automatic and historical past of the right and conceptions is vital and very important. All pitons of the all-natural and brilliant orientation and its attributes are all liked and respected. It also managed and is induced. It's interesting and organized.

Reply
12/12/2017 6:52am

I don't know about the real history of automobile. This specific post is certainly defined in by all progress in auto industry. So intriguing site of auto background info.

Reply



Leave a Reply

    Author

    My name is George, current proprietor of George's West End Garage Aspatria.
    The www.carsaveclub.co.uk web site and blog is an ongoing project for both business and pleasure. I guess my blogs on here will mainly have something to do with Cars but who knows.

    Archives

    February 2016

    Categories

    All
    Car Parts
    Tools