Condition, security, tyre size and type, and tread depth.
Spare tyres are not tested
Wheels and tyres
Road wheels must be in a fair condition and free of any
severe damage. The wheels must not have any severe buckles. The
road tyres must meet the minimal legal requirements. Currently
the minimal legal requirement is to have 1.6mm of tread across
the centre 3/4 of the tread. The tyre side walls will also be
inspected for condition. Any damage to the tyre may result in an
mot failure. Your spare tyre or wheel will not be subject to the
The exception to this rule is when your spare wheel is
mounted externally on your vehicle In this case the spare wheel
must be mounted in a secure fashion.
See also: Tyre
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