Changing your tyres prior to MOT

Posted on February 19, 2016 at 8:45 pm

A MOT is a test that is designed to check certain features on your car to ensure that it is safe to use on the roads. There are many components that are checked during an MOT and tyres are one of them. Legally tyres must have at least 1.6mm of tread left across at least 75% of the tyre. Although this is the legal limited many garages advise changing them at 3mm.

If your tyres are below the legal limit you can get stopped by the police and issued a ticket for 3 points plus fine for each tyre. Meaning if all four are under the limit you could get 12 points and possibly lose your licence.

Before taking your car for an MOT check the depth on each one of your tyres. You can get a gauge to do this or take it to any garage for them to check for you. If they do need replacing this will give the chance to shop around for the best price prior to having the MOT done.


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