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Car MOT Manual - 4.1 Tyres (Structure)

...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

...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...

Tyre Failure Rates

...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 ...

Motorcycle MOT Pre Check

... 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 Quick Check - Tyres/Wheels

... tyre tread depth gauge to ensure compliance. The tyres are examined to ensure that there is no fouling with any part of the vehicle. Note The condition of the spare tyre is not part of the MOT. Wheel condition Inspection to reveal Damage Distortion Cracks Distorted bead rims How securely a...


...ndscreen wipers windscreen washers wheels and tyres excluding motorbikes and motorbikes with sidecar Bringing your vehicle back within 10 working days If the vehicle is removed from the test centre for repair and returned within 10 working days following the day it originally failed, then on...

Most common reasons for MOT failures

...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...

What does a garage look at during an MOT test?

...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...

Avoiding MOT Failures

...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...

Car MOT 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

...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...

Bike MOT Manual

...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...

Your Questions Answered

...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 ...

MOT Training - NTTA Sample Questions

...Training Courses MOT Training NTTA Sample QuestionsBrakesSteeringSuspensionWheelsWheelsextraBody CorrosionExhaustExhaustextraGeneral Brakes 1. How would you check that a hydraulic braking system vacuum servo is assisting foot brake pedal effort A listen for a change in engine speed when a...


...ikely to be a brake fault or incorrectly inflated tyres. Consult a garage or mechanic immediately continues to bounce after pushing down on the front or rear, its shock absorbers are worn. Worn shock absorbers can seriously affect the operation of a vehicle and should be replaced smells of anything ...

Retest Re-Examinations

... 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...

MOT Manual

...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...


...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

...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

...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...

MOT Reminder

... 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...

Avoiding MOT Failure - Shock Absorbers

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

Avoiding MOT Failure - Steering Mechanism

...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 Quick Check - Exemption List


Bike MOT Manual - 1.5 Direction Indicators

...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

...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...

Bike MOT Manual - 3.3 Brake Performance

...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...

Vehicle test procedures - Stage 4

...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...

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MOT Questions

Differnet size tyres

Hi will my car pass a not with 18 rear wheels and 16 front wheels

Name: Zane Town: Portsmouth

Yes it should pass some cars are manufactured like this as standard.brThe tyres must match on each axle only in structure, ply and aspect ratio. Front and back are not important as long as they match on each axle

Unauthorised work

Just had wifes car motd.The garage have failed it on worn front tyre and have stated it is unroadworthy. Tyres had been ordered from a different garage and ready to be put on.The garage that did the mot are claiming the work and are charging nearly double the price of the tyres I wanted on the car. Can they refuse to let the car go, with 11 days left of the original mot, and push my wife into paying their hefty charges for a new tyre

Name: Gene Sisley Town: Hayle

The garage should not have proceeded to do any work on the car without your authorisation. If they have not already fitted the tyre then there is no obligation to have the tyre fitted by them. If they have fitted the tyre then they may refuse to release the car until any outstanding bills have been paid for.brbrThe citizens advice bureau says If you only asked the garage to do a specific piece of work and they did extra work that you didnt ask for, you can ask them to undo the work. If this isnt possible, you should insist you only pay for the work that was agreed.brbrThe garage is not allowed to sell or get rid of the car while youre disputing the bill. They can, however, keep your car while the bill is being disputed.brbrAsk the garage if theyre a member of any trade association eg Motor Codes, the Retail Motor Industry Federation61582or the Motor Cycle Industry Association. You could also search the trade associations websites to see if the garage is a member.brbrSome trade associations will offer a free service where they will help you resolve your dispute with the garage this can include getting compensation eg for being out of pocket or having your time wasted.brbrContact the trade association and explain your circumstances to them this is sometimes called a conciliation service.brbrYoull only be able to get help from a trade association if the garage is a member.brbrUse an alternative dispute resolution ADR schemebrbrAsk the garage if theyre a member of an alternative dispute resolution ADR scheme its a way of solving disagreements without going to court. A third party will mediate to try and reach a solution.brbrIf they dont respond, theyre not a member of an ADR scheme or wont use ADR, keep a record of the fact that you asked them and the date. Youll need this if you end up in court.brbrChoose a Trading Standardsapproved ADR scheme61582yourself to try and solve the problem more informally. Itll help you later if you end up going to court.

Mixed Tyres

for the mot can you mix symmetrical and directional on the same axle

Name: gordon Town: troon

Tyre structures cannot be mixed on any axle. However structure refers to radial, crossply or biasbelted. So as long as both tyres are correct for the vehicle and the same structure Radial probably then the car will pass an MOT

Tyre tread patterns

hi can I have two diffrent tread on the one axl they are the same size but they have two diffrent tread.

Name: Michael Town: Glasgow

Providing the tyres are of the same size different tread patterns are passable

Different Tyres

Buying a car from a garage and it has one winter tyre on front Is this right

Name: Christina Townsend Town: Tamworth

The manual states the car will fail the test if One tyre is of a different type of structure from another tyre on the same axle so you would fail

Tyre Problem

thank youbrthe rear wheels have cracks on sides and tread

Name: Ruta Town: Dromore

The tester will assess the condition of the tyres if in his opinion that they are unsafe then he will fail the car

Tyre age

my car has 10 years old tyres, can i pass mot

Name: Ruta Town: Dromore

Although various manufacturers do not recommend using tyres of that age After five years or more in use, your tyres should be thoroughly inspected at least once per year by a professional the age is not a reason to fail but condition is the deciding factor


Hi, If there are advisory items in the previous MOT test and there are no advisory items in subsequent test, does it mean that the advisory items are taken care In other words, if the previous advisory items are not appeared in the latest MOT test, does it mean that it is taken care. Thanks Kar.

Name: Kar Town: Norfolk

Advisories are only what the tester thinks you should watch because they are nearing failure an example if your tyres are near the legal limit then he would make an advisory but if your mileage is greatly reduced this time he may just pass them

Minimum tyre tread depth

what is the thread depth required to pass the MOT

Name: james mcphilemy Town: strabane

The law requires car tyres to have a minimum tread depth of 1.6mm in a continuous band around the central three quarters of the tyre. To help you judge how much tread you have on your car tyres, manufacturers often mould tread bars at roughly 1.6mm.

Van fitted with car Tyres

Will you van pass with a good set of car tyres or do i need van tyres

Name: Kieran Town: Londonderry

Vans, even car derived vans, usually require specific tyres which are designed to cope with the payload of the vehicle. Car tyres are often not suitable for vans a reason for rejection is if a tyre has a load index or ply rating and tyre size that is inadequate for the permitted maximum laden weight of the axle to which it is fitted

Can tyres that were made in 1990 but never fitted still be road legal and safe in 2016

Name: Richard Green Town: Southampton

It is strongly recommend that unused tyres should not be put into service if they are over 6 years old and that all tyres should be replaced 10 years from the date of their manufacture.brbra hrefhttpwww.safetyresearch.netblogarticlessurrenderdorothyClick here for more informationa

MOT Tyre speed ratings

hello, ive had some new tyres put on my jeep by the dealer which are q rated at 99 mph, the jeeps top speed is 107 mph is this something i should be worried about for safety legal reasons, thankyou.

Name: kevin taylor Town: rotherham

To be legal or pass the MOT it is not required to have either the original spec tyres fitted by the manufacturer or those that match the maximum speed of the vehicle the tyres must be suitable for the type of use of the vehicle on a day to day basis

Tyre Loads

My wife popped a rear tyre. She found 2 2nd hand tyres cheap for the rear. Our tyre guy said it was illegal to fitt the new tyres with a load rating 99 on the rear with the old front tyres with a 95 load rating. Is this true

Name: Chris Palffy Town: Auckland

The British Tyre manufacturers state When replacing tyres ensure the Tyre Size is appropriate for the vehicle and that the Load Index and Speed Symbol are equal to or higher than those tyres originally fitted by the vehicle manufacturer with your load ratings higher then you are fine

Winter Tyres

I have winter tyres on my car will it pass a mot

Name: Karl Wilkinson Town: Salford

If the tyres are in good condition you will pass

Different size tyres

HibrIs it ok to have 195 tyres on rear and 185 tyres on frons brbrCheers

Name: Dave Town: Paignton

Yes you will pass with matched pair of tyres on the front and a matched pair on the rear

Tyres Life span

what is the legal life span for road tyres

Name: hugh sumner Town: leyland

There is no official legal time Michelin and Continental advise a 10 year life span but how the tyre has been treated curbing or potholes can have a detrimental effect on its life span useful tyre information can be found on

Matching tyres

Fiesta van with 86t rated winter tyres on all round. Can I replace rears only with 90t rated summer tyres without gettting mot failed.

Name: Chris Town: Swindon

Providing the wheels and tyres on the same axel ie front or back are the same size you will pass

Tyre Sizes

Original size 20555r16, got aftermarket wheels, new tyresize 22540r18 even when tyres new, will it pass mot This tyre size is not written on original tyre size chart in the cars door way

Name: Swan Town: Ipsden

Changing wheel sizes is permissible as long as they do not foul any part of the car if the tyres are the same size on each wheel then you will pass

Mixed TYres

Can my car have mixed brands of tyre

Name: David Knight Town: Basingstoke

If the tyres are the same size the brand of the tyre does not effect you and providing the tyres are within the legal limit you will pass

Brake advisory

My paper copy of my MOT lists my breaks as Dangerous under the advisory notices. It still passed and the online version doesnt use the word dangerous. I had the breaks checked a week later whilst fitting new tyres and they came back with am amber warning. Does the online and paper copy of my MOT have to match

Name: Victor W Town: Dartford

The advisory means what it says which in this case the brakes are not bad enough to fail but could in the opinion of the tester do so in the near future
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