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Tyre Failure Rates
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...ment of Transport, of failure rates in the UK for tyres. The failure rates are broken down by tyre composition and tyre type. 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 Component RFR ID RfR Reason for Rejection Description Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Tyres ...



Car MOT Manual - 4.1 Tyres (Structure)
http://www.ukmot.com/manual/4.1/Tread-Pattern-Breadth-and-Depth


...n Reason for Rejection This inspection applies to tyres fitted to the road wheels only. The vehicle presenter should be informed when it is noticed that there is a defective tyre on a spare wheel.To identify the size and type of tyres, it might be necessary to rotate the wheels or move the vehicle....



Bike MOT Manual - 4.1 Tyres
http://www.ukmot.com/bike-4-1.asp


...n Method of Inspection Reason for rejection Spare tyres are not included in the inspection. However, if a defect is seen, the owner should be notified. The owner should be advised of loose or missing security bolts. Serious underinflation of tyres is not a reason for failure. However, the tester may...



MOT Quick Check - Tyres/Wheels
http://www.ukmot.com/MOT%20test/Wheels-Tyres.asp


...EELS Tyre condition A failure with respect to tyre wear will result where The grooves of the tread pattern are not at least 1.6mm throughout a continuous band comprising Central 34 of the breadth of tread Entire outer circumference of the tyre. Tyres must be correctly matched with regard t...



Motorcycle MOT Pre Check
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... one quarter of MOT test failures are due to worn tyres, remember, safety first worn tyres can kill Here are the main items the examiner will check on the bike Cast wheels should be secure and free from cracks, similarly, spoked wheels will be checked for broken, corroded, loose or bent spokesThe t...



MOT Training - NTTA Sample Questions
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... leading arm Wheels and Tyres 31. Which types of tyre construction have the most flexible side walls A cross ply B bias belted C radial D cross ply remoulds 32. What does a tyre ply rating indicate A load carrying capacity B inflation pressure C maximum safe road speed D tread ru...



What does a garage look at during an MOT test?
http://www.ukmot.com/garage%20mot%20test.asp


...rors presence, condition and security Wheels and tyres condition, security, tyre size and type, and tread depth. Spare tyres are not tested Brakes condition, operation and performance efficiency test. Suitable vehicles will be tested on a roller brake tester. Vehicles such as those with permanent...



MOT FAQ's
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... towbars excluding body around anchorage points tyre pressure monitoring system vehicle identification number VIN windscreen and glass windscreen wipers windscreen washers wheels and tyres excluding motorbikes and motorbikes with sidecar Bringing your vehicle back within 10 working day...



Most common reasons for MOT failures
http://www.ukmot.com/Reasons%20for%20MOT%20Failure.asp


...and suspension 5.8 5.7 5.6 4.9 4.8 4.5 Motorcycle tyres and wheels 3.7 3.8 3.8 3.6 3.6 3.5 Cars and other passenger vehicles up to 12 seats Body and structure 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.4 1.4 1.4 Brakes 12.9 12.8 12.9 10.7 10.4 10.2 Drivers view of the road 8.0 8.4 8.5 7.7 7.5 6.9 Driving controls 0.0 0.0 0.0...



Car MOT Manual - 4.2 Road Wheels
http://www.ukmot.com/manual/4.2/Additional-Tyre-checks


...road wheels for any a. fracture b. fracture of a tyre retaining ring c. weld breaking away d. butting at the ends of a tyre retaining or locking ring. 2. Check for compatibility of wheel and fixings. 3. Check half shaft bolts, nuts and studs for security. 4. Check hubs for damage or cracks. 5. ...



Bike MOT Manual
http://www.ukmot.com/bike-index.asp


...ide car attachment that changes to the systems eg tyres and suspension may have been made. These are vehicles in Class II. A motor tricycle is a three wheeled vehicle on which none of the wheeled elements is recognisable as a side car. These vehicles are in Class III or IV. depending on their weigh...



The History of the MOT
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...ten year requirement introduced in 1960 1968 New tyre tread regulations require 1mm of tread across threequarters of its width. Tyre checks added to MOT test 1975 Front number plates on motorcycles abolished 1978 MOT test now includes windscreen washers, wipers, indicators, spotlights, horn, bod...



Car MOT Manual - 2.2 Steering System
http://www.ukmot.com/manual/2.2/Steering-System


...omprising rubbing pads on the body that the front tyres may contact on a full lock. These are acceptable if they are properly maintained so that they do not damage the tyres. d. condition and security of steering rack gaitersNote Expand steering rack gaiters for proper examination. e. oil leaking...



Car MOT Manual - 3.7 Brake Performance
http://www.ukmot.com/manual/3.7/Roller-Brake-Test


...r vehicles with damaged, underinflated or studded tyres. When testing a veteran car or a vehicle with special controls the driver should be allowed to drive during the test if heshe wishes. Vehicles with automatic transmission must never be roller brake tested with the gear selector in the P park po...



Avoiding MOT Failures
http://www.ukmot.com/MOT%20test.asp


...Avoiding MOT Failures A good tip for avoiding MOT failures is to take your car to an MOT station that does not do repairs. Many councils have their own MOT test centers for council vehicles but the law says that they must be open to the public. Using a council run MOT test center means that they do...



Avoiding MOT Failure - Steering Mechanism
http://www.ukmot.com/MOT%20test/Steering%20Mechanism.asp


...PRE MOT CHECKSAvoid a Failure Reasons For Failure Council MOT Centres Handbrake Footbrake Steering Wheel WindscreenMirrors Seat Belts Doors Brakes Shock Absorbers Electrical Steering Mechanism Braking System WheelsTyres Bodywork SteeringSuspension Exhaust System Drive Shafts FuelExhaust Petrol Emis...



MOT Reminder
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... condition, for example defective brakes, illegal tyres, defective steering, can land a driver with significantly higher fines and points on their licence. The maximum fines imposed are LGV 5000 PCV 5000 Other vehicles including cars 2500 3 penalty points for each offence, for example 3 points f...



Your Questions Answered
http://www.ukmot.com/Your-MOT-Questions.asp


...affic short wheel base I have 4 x 1956516C summer tyres on. 3 of these are 8ply and 1 is 6ply rated. Is this legal will it pass MOT like this I really appreciate your help. thank you. regards.Name byron Town southampton Reveal Answer 15 Q Am having to buy new wing mirror for Ford Fiesta ...



Bike MOT Manual - 2.3 Front Suspension & Wheel Bearings
http://www.ukmot.com/bike-2-3.asp


...having been in contact with either the wheel, the tyre or any fixed part of the machine. 6. Check condition of steering and suspension with regard to corrosion. distortion and modifications. 1. a. a fork assembly component which is missing, loose, cracked, or excessively bent, misaligned or corroded...



Bike MOT Manual - 2.5 Wheel Alignment (Solo machine)
http://www.ukmot.com/bike-2-5.asp


...a. place a straight edge or cord against the rear tyre parallel to it and as high off the ground as other parts ie silencers, frame etc will permit b. estimate the gap if any between the straight edge or cord at the rear points where it is opposite the front tyre c. move the straight edge or cord to...



Bike MOT Manual - 3.3 Brake Performance
http://www.ukmot.com/bike-3-3.asp


...n A. Roller Brake Test Serious under inflation of tyres is not a reason for failure however a tester may decide not to conduct a brake test if tyre damage is likely. When using a roller brake tester the wheel not on the rollers must be braked and chocked against the reaction force. This is especiall...



Bike MOT Manual - 5.3 Wheel Alignment
http://www.ukmot.com/bike-5-3.asp


... edge or cord against the outer walls of the rear tyrePlace a second straightedge or cord against the outer waifs of the side car tyre and measure between the straightedges or cord at the front and rear of the combination. Assess any toein or toeout of motorcycle and side car wheels. 2. Check visual...



Information
http://www.ukmot.com/factfile.asp


...n the simplest maintenance jobs, such as checking tyre pressure, topping up oil or changing the battery. This may be why garages find it so easy to rip you off. Remember youre the customer and its your money theyre after. If you feel youre being patronised go elsewhere. Always shop around for a bett...



Retest Re-Examinations
http://www.ukmot.com/MOT%20Retests%20and%20appeals.asp


... Retest ReExaminations If the vehicle stays at the test station which failed the vehicle, to be repairedNo Additional Fee Partial Re Examination If the vehicle is brought back to the same test station and retested before the end of the next working day on one or more of the following items only N...



Locations of VIN Numbers
http://www.ukmot.com/Vin-explained.asp


...bulkhead Four Track Nearside chassis behind front tyre Daimier All Models Bonnet catch channel Detomaso All Models Bulkhead or nearside inner wing Ferrari 328 Mondial, Testarossa, 412 On lug on top of steering columnOn lug offside engine bay strut 512 BB V12 Engine comp above silencerTop of steering...



MOT Manual
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...Car MOT Manual 2012 onwardsCar Manual Home 1. Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 2. Steering and Suspension 3. Brakes Electronic Stability Control Systems 4. Tyres and Road Wheels 5. Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 6. Body, Structure 7. Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 8. Driv...



Bike MOT Manual - 1.5 Direction Indicators
http://www.ukmot.com/bike-1-5.asp


...marily for use off roads whether by reason of its tyres, suspension, ground clearance or otherwise. 3. Check the condition and security of each direction indicator 4. Check the condition and operation of the switch. 3. a. A indicator lamp missing or so damaged or deteriorated that its function is im...



Bike MOT Manual - 1.6 Headlamp Aim
http://www.ukmot.com/bike-1-6.asp


...ot spot can usually be identified. Check that the tyres ace not underinflated. A flat top dip beam pattern is not a reason for rejection USING A RAIL MOUNTED HEADLAMP AIM TESTER Locate the machine on the area designated as the standing area for the headlamp test. Clamp the front wheel or otherwise s...



Vehicle test procedures - Stage 3
http://www.ukmot.com/Vehicle%20test%20Procedures%20Stage%203.asp


... electronic park brake, brake fluid warning lamp, tyre pressure monitoring system, air bag, seat belt pretensioner and seat belt load limiter vehicle telltale lights including, hazard lamps, head lamp main beam, direction indicators and rear fog lamps Brakes testing criteria Any one of the followi...



Vehicle test procedures - Stage 4
http://www.ukmot.com/Vehicle%20test%20Procedures%20Stage%204.asp


...ectrical wiring body condition steering system tyres road wheels and hubs suspension, wheel bearings and drive shafts shock absorbers oil leaks engine and transmission mounts transmission exhaust system including the catalytic converter mechanical brake components brake hydraulic, air an...



MOT PRICES
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...MOT PRICES FEES CLASSES Note Fees not subject to VAT Fees shown are maximum fees Age first test certificate required Years Cost Classes 1 2 Class 1 engine size up to 200cm3Motorbicycles 3 29.65 Motorbicycles with sidecar 3 37.80 Class III3 Wheeled Vehicles up to 450 Kg unladen weight 3 37.80 ...



Northern Ireland MOT Test
http://www.ukmot.com/Northern%20Ireland%20MOT%20test.asp


...Northern Ireland MOT TestThe Driver and Vehicle Agency DVA is the Northern Island MOT booking centre this is not the same as in Mainland Britain where you can go into any approved MOT test centre to have your vehicle MOTd in NI it is only the DVA who control the bookings at the MOT TEST Centres, you...



Training Courses
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...T test i.e. brakes, steering, suspension, wheels tyres, electrical systems, body and corrosion, exhaust emissions and general subjects. This assessment will take place at your local VOSA Area Office. MOT Test Cookie Policy TermsConditions...



Avoiding MOT Failure - Shock Absorbers
http://www.ukmot.com/MOT%20test/Shock%20Absorbers.asp


...own in unusual wear in the tread patterns of your tyres....



MOT Quick Check - Exemption List
http://www.ukmot.com/MOT%20test/mot%20exemptions.asp


...MOT TEST INFORMATION Extracts reproduced from the MOT Inspection Manual by kind permission of THE VEHICLE INSPECTORATE. MOT INFORMATION LIGHTS STEERING HORN BRAKES MIRRORS TYRESWHEELS SEATS DOORS REG.PLATESVIN STRUCTURE FUEL SYSTEM SEAT BELTS WINDSCREEN SUSPENSION EMISSIONS WIRING BATTERY BONNET...



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MOT Questions






Hi I just got my first car its a clio 2006 III 1.4 and I was looking for tyre pressures only for it but the tyre sizes advised for it arent what I currently have,I have 21545R16 while everywhere else the advised sizes are much smaller than this. My MOT isnt until October but I want to be well prepared before then so I was wondering if I should get the advised tyre size which would be 19550R16 or will it pass with these

Name: Cortana95 Town: andreia-silva@hotmail.co.uk





Hi brbrI got the follow on my MOT could any one explain what ubcc isbrbrAdvisory notice itemsbrOffside Rear Tyre worn close to the legal limit 4.1.E.1brubccbrbrMany ThanksbrRay

Name: Ray Town: rraysanji@gmail.com



WILL DIFFERENT SIZED TYRES PASS AN MOT

Hi.i have a bmw e87 and I have to put 2254018, if I put 2454018 for rear I will pass the test

Name: Vasile Ghinet-Dospinescu Town: arasell_90@yahoo.com

As long as both tyres on the rear are the same size the car will pass. The MOT manual states that tyres on the same axle must be of the same nominal size or aspect ratio.


TYRES WITH DIFFERENT SPEED RATINGS

My car is fairly new but I have a flat tyre less than 5000 miles. All tyres on my car as recommended by the manufacturer are currently rated H. One of my front tyres is punctured. Can I replace one of my tyres on the front axle with a tyre rated V I will have a H rated and V rated higher on the front axle. Both rear tyres are H rated.

Name: Tracey Town: discorabbit@hotmail.co.uk

For MOT purposes, tyres on the same axle should be of the same type and structure and both must have an adequate speed rating for the vehicle. It doesnt matter if the speed ratings differ as long as they are both adequate. However, the British Association of Tyre Manufacturers recommends that, for optimum performance and safety, vehicles should be fitted with matching tyres.


BOOT CANNOT BE OPENED FROM OUTSIDE

My INSIGNIA boot wont open from the outside. Can access internally to release. As it is secured would this pass a MOT

Name: Jim Town: jimlast999@hotmail.com

The bootlid or tailgate needs to be secured in the closed position to pass the MOT. The tester will need access to the boot to check for corrosion, check the spare tyre, etc.


retest for tyres

My car failed its MOT as 1 tyre tread depth was below 1.6mm. If I now replace that tyre for retest within 10 days, does the MOT test centre only check the replacement tyre, or do they also check all the other tyres again

Name: Jeff Town: London

They should only check the tyre that failed but if they notice another tyre below the limit then they will fail it on that.


Cracked Tyres

would i fail mot if my tyres are cracked on the sides but has enough trade depth

Name: Himuul daju Town: hymyallrayee@gmail.com

If the tyres are deemed dangerous andor likely to fail then the vehicle would fail its mot.


Mixed Tyre types

I have an all weather and a proper Winter tyre on the same axle.brbrWould this be an MOT failure. The depot that fitted the all weather tyre says not, but I am sceptical.brbrThanksbr

Name: Alasdair Town: alasdairmackinlay@btinternet.com

As long as they are the same sizeratio and construction ie radial and both are adequate speed rating for the vehicle. Tread patterns are only tested for depth and not type consistency.


Close to the limit

two tyres on my micra are close to the legal limit 4.1.E.1 can I safely make a long journey

Name: s.connor Town: shsheilaco@blueyonder.co.uk

It can take 100s of miles to remove the merest of rubber unless there is a suspension problem causing uneven wear or low tyre inflation etc. Note Close to the legal limit is NOT beyond the legal limit, so Yes you can drive it.


Tread Pattern Depth

My garage are telling me that my tyres must be changed because they are 70 per cent worn. Tread pattern is consistent across the tyres and the depth of tread is the same across the tyre at 3.5mm.brThey say that 70 per cent wear will me a MOT failure.brAre they correct

Name: Mr R Hooper Town: bob63@hotmail.co.uk

If the tread pattern is more than 1.6mm deep for 75 or more of the tread pattern then the tyre would pass unless deemed dangerous for some other reason by the MOT tester.


Speed ratings

My car has tyres on the rear axle that show different speed ratings is that a fail on test

Name: David Town: Joycedavid@ntlworld.com

Tyres on the same axle are checked that they are of the same type and structure and that both have an adequate speed rating for the vehicle. It doesnt matter if they differ as long as they both are good enough


commercial tyres

Hi ive just ordered 3 new tyres for my honda crv to pass its mot. Ive now realised ive ordered the right size, but commercial tyres Its too late to change order as they are on the way, are these ok for crv or will it fail mot if fitted

Name: Brigette Barnes Town: 1bebe@live.co.uk

As long as the tyres that share an axle are of the same size, aspect ratio structure.


Tyre Rim Protector

Hi,brbrI am writing to ask your opinion on a dispute I have with my finance company regarding the return of my car. The car has a small cut to the rim protector and the finance company are stating that the tyre must be replaced IAW the BVRLA Fair Wear and Tear guidance. I disagree as the guidance states that there should be no damage to only the tyre wall or tread and I do not consider the cut to the rim protector to fall under either of those categories. Added to that, the car passed an MOT with the cut present just one week before the finance company inspection.brbrIn your opinion, does a cut to the rim protector mean the tyre needs to be replaced And also, would you consider the rim protector to be part of the sidewall of the tyre

Name: Douglas Bates Town: dpjbates@hotmail.co.uk

The rim protector is there to protect the tyre and is not part of the test unless the damage has ingressed into the wall of the tyre. A small cut is fine. There is nothing in the rim protector , its just a band of thick rubber protecting the wall of the tyre.


TPMS Fault

Garage Failed on TPMS along with a couple of Minor Faults. Previous Owner had the Sensors removed from all 4 Wheels.brTPMS light flashes for Approx 10 Seconds and then stays on.brbrDave October 2017brbr

Name: Dave Town: devonknowsimmiserable@ntlworld.com

For cars first used on or after 1 January 2012 If the TPMS light flashes and then stays on then it indicates a fault which will in turn cause an MOT fail. Its one of those things where they are not required to be fitted but if they are, they must work. You could have them refitted, they are fitted where the old tyre valve is located when the tyres are removed.


Tyre Load and Speed ratings

Hello,bris it allowed to have tyre br22545 R17 Y 94 on left front wheel, and br22545 R17 Y 91 on right front wheelbrbrie 94 load vs 91 loadbrI think it is ok because they are physically the same size, but I wanted to check please. The 94 seem to have better fuel efficiency.brbr

Name: joe Town: falsemoustache@hotmail.com

Tyres that share an axle must match in nominal size and aspect ratio. The load and speed ratings do not have to match as long as they are both adequate for the vehicle.


Re Test at different MOT Station

My car failed the test on three things. If I fix these things, and take it to another, different MOT centre, within the 10 working days limit, will it only be tested on those failures I.E just a partial test as opposed to a full MOT. I understand the full fee will apply

Name: Alan Town: bramblealan@yahoo.co.uk

A partial test would normally only be done by the same garage as the original test otherwise the test would be full You would be paying for a full test if you took it to a different station anywaybrbrYou wont have to pay again if you take it back to the same test centre before the end of the next working day for a partial retest on one or more of these itemsbraccess panelsbrbatterybrbonnetbrbootlidbrbrake pedal antislipbrbreak glass hammer class 5 vehicles onlybrdoors including hinges, catches and pillarsbrdoor open warning device class 5 vehicles onlybrdropsidesbrelectrical wiringbremergency exits and signs class 5 vehicles onlybrentrance door remote control class 5 vehicles onlybrentranceexit steps class 5 vehicles onlybrfuel filler capbrheadlamp cleaning or levelling devices that doesnt need a headlamp aim checkbrhornbrlamps excluding headlamp aimbrloading doorbrmain beam telltalebrmirrorsbrrear reflectorsbrregistration platesbrseatbelts but not anchorages, seatbelt load limiter and seatbelt pretensionerbrseatsbrsharp edges or projectionsbrstairs class 5 vehicles onlybrsteering wheelbrtailboardbrtailgatebrtrailer electrical socketsbrtowbars excluding body around anchorage pointsbrtyre pressure monitoring systembrvehicle identification number VINbrwindscreen glass, wipers and washersbrwheels and tyres excluding motorcycles and motorcycles with sidecar


Mixed Tyres

Is it legal to mix same size summer and winter tyres on the same axle of a van

Name: Andy Bell Town: York

Tyres sharing an axle must of the same type and structure. The tread patterns do not need to match as long as they are in good condition.


Van tyres

HibrMy car Chevrolet Captiva 2WD uses 215R7016 100H tyres, can I fit van tyres of the same sizeratingbrI have searched Google and cant find a authoritative answer.brMany thanks

Name: Guy Town: SHEPTON MALLET

Yes you can. Van tyres are made for higher loads than cars. As long as the tyres are in good condition and match per axle then they will pass an MOT


Boot doesn’t open?

Will the MOTfail if the boot doesnt open

Name: Andrea Town: Brighton

They nee access to the boot to test for corrosion, the spare tyre etc. So yes it will fail if it doesnt open


MOT advisory

Does an mot advisory stay an the certificate until it is fixed

Name: Net Town: Bristol

Yes normally. But the tester can only test the car as it appears on the day of the test. An intermittent fault may no show. Tyres can be swapped and swapped back later etc.

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