Will this tyre fail its MOT?

Tyre Tread Depth FOR MOT Tyres with tread depth lower than 1.6mm is illegal and will result in an MOT fail.

How do I know if my tyres will pass MOT?

The minimum legal tyre tread depth is 1.6mm and any tyres with less than this will be marked as an MOT ‘fail’ (though it’s recommended that tyres are changed when tread reaches 3mm). If you’re in doubt about how much tread is left on a tyre, your local manufacturer main dealer can check for you.

Can tires fail an MOT?

Yes – vehicles can fail their MOTs due to problems with their tyres. This can be due to a number of reasons, and tyres may just be part of the problem – however, we’ve listed some of the most common tyre-related MOT test failures that you can look out for ahead of your annual test.

Is Uneven tyre wear an MOT failure?

Uneven or abnormal tyre wear is a common MOT failure. The tread on your tyres are grooves created in the rubber, designed to remove water from the contact between the tyre and the road.

Can you fail an MOT for under inflated tyres?

Under inflated tyres have an uneven contact patch which means that your gripping capabilities are significantly affected. And if your vehicle is found to have a faulty or failed tyre pressure monitoring system, this will cause you to fail your MOT.

Will car pass MOT with nail in tyre?

Any sharp object embedded in your tyre, including nails, will cause your car to fail its MOT. This is due to the tyre being punctured which could lead to a blowout. This is deemed unsafe and would make your car illegal to drive without having it repaired or replaced.

What is classed as an illegal tyre?

To help you judge how much tread you have on your car tyres, manufacturers often mould tread bars at roughly 1.6mm. If you can see these bars your tyres are about to become illegal and unsafe. However, for optimum safety, most manufacturers recommend that your tyres are changed at 3mm.

What tyre damage is acceptable?

If a tyre’s treads are worn down, they become actively dangerous, which is why there’s a legal minimum tread depth of 1.6mm. By comparison, most brand new tyres come with a tread of a maximum of 8mm, and manufacturers, industry experts and the DVLA recommend a minimum tyre tread depth of 3mm before replacing them.