Taxi Testing Manual - Tyres

2.5 Tyres

Information

  • Tyres including spare should have not less than 2mm tread depth.
  • 2mm will replace 1.6mm in the main MOT Testing Manual where stated
  • Spare wheel & tyre must be stored securely in the correct location and be compatible

Method of Inspection

  • Check the tread pattern over the complete circumference of the tyre
  • Check also that the tread depth meets the requirement using, as necessary, a depth gauge accepted for MOT testing
  • Check that central three-quarters of the breadth of tread has a continuous around the entire outer circumference of the tyre
  • Check security
  • Check serviceability to the same standards as fitted tyres
  • Ensure bi  directional fitting
  • Check size & specification

Reason for Rejection

  • The grooves of the tread pattern are not at least 2mm throughout a continuous band comprising. The central three-quarters of the breadth of tread this band must be continuous around the entire outer circumference of the tyre
  • Under inflation
  • In-secure
  • Not serviceable as per fitted tyres
  • Not bi-directional
  • Different size or specification to fitted tyres except in the case of a manufacturer fitted space saver

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