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I have just read that the Government are soon to propose changes to the MOT, increasing the 3 year test for new cars to four years, on the basis that new technology and better quality materials are making it possible to extend the time.

The Government introduced the MOT in 1960, and the test was for cars 10 years old, and involved Brakes, Lights and Steering, and was changed to 3 years in 1967, and has, over the years, added many other items.

One of the things that some motoring experts have mentioned is that there could be cars on the road with well worn tyres as some cars will be going for their MOT with over 100k miles on the clock.

Peter.

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Hi Peter, 

It's hard to disagree with the logic behind this as car quality has improved tremendously over the years. Not sure about the tyre logic though, I cant think there will be many people out there using their cars on a daily basis that will have tyres lasting 3 years.

Phil

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33 minutes ago, Phil Ellis said:

Hi Peter, 

It's hard to disagree with the logic behind this as car quality has improved tremendously over the years. Not sure about the tyre logic though, I cant think there will be many people out there using their cars on a daily basis that will have tyres lasting 3 years.

Phil

 

2 hours ago, Old Peter said:

I have just read that the Government are soon to propose changes to the MOT, increasing the 3 year test for new cars to four years, on the basis that new technology and better quality materials are making it possible to extend the time.

The Government introduced the MOT in 1960, and the test was for cars 10 years old, and involved Brakes, Lights and Steering, and was changed to 3 years in 1967, and has, over the years, added many other items.

One of the things that some motoring experts have mentioned is that there could be cars on the road with well worn tyres as some cars will be going for their MOT with over 100k miles on the clock.

Peter.

Working on the tyre theory XKR-S owners would need a MOT every 6 months or 8000 miles whatever comes 1st:teehee:

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10 minutes ago, Old_Growler said:

 

Working on the tyre theory XKR-S owners would need a MOT every 6 months or 8000 miles whatever comes 1st:teehee:

You don't need an MOT to check your tyre legality.   The motoring experts are issuing a warning that car owners should always check the wear on their tyres was well as the pressure.

A tyre depth gauge costs less than a fiver.

Peter. 

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36 minutes ago, Old Peter said:

You don't need an MOT to check your tyre legality.   The motoring experts are issuing a warning that car owners should always check the wear on their tyres was well as the pressure.

A tyre depth gauge costs less than a fiver.

Peter. 

Hi

I check my tyre's on a weekly basis, I fitted Tyre pressure monitoring on my car when i first had it, there so cheap these days, display goes in the ash tray cigarette socket and the sensors just screw on the valves, for less that £50, they monitor pressure and temperature and it alarms if they hit your set pressure or alarm

you have too these days, with the potholes and roads and its only that bit of rubber that keeps you on the road

just a quick visual once a week of the tyre's, sidewalls and wheels, the pressure I can check in car now with the TPMS, it peace of mind really

cheers

Joe

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