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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 27-06-2018, 15:16 Thread Starter
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Tyre age - word of warning

Our van went for its MOT this morning and would have passed with flying colours had it not been for the 2-3mm crack round the full circumference on the inside wall of the rear tyres. Whilst checking pressures I usually do a visual check but have never thought to check the inside wall of the tyre assuming, wrongly in this case, that the outside wall would give an indication of the health of the tyre as a whole. Despite there being a good 7-8mm of tread on them they are the tyres which were on when we bought the van in 2011 so have been on a while under our ownership.

Please have a good look at your tyres next chance you get as this situation could have gone a completely different direction and I could be writing this from hospital or worse. I'm getting them changed on Saturday and will try and remember to update with photos.

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Just had a similar experience, though fortunately a couple of weeks before the MOT is due. We'd taken the van to a local mechanic to fix a brake issue and he discovered that one of the rear tyres was unroadworthy, but this only showed on the inside edge. He's waiting for a new one to arrive. He's also going put the the unused spare on the other side, so we'll have two 'new' back tyres.


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Well I dont understand
On a Mot they gives a warning that tyres are under strain

And we change them

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aldra - They have warned us and we are changing them. Where I take it is just an MOT centre so they couldn't fix it but were able to advise and point me in the direction of a local mobile fitter.

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He's waiting for a new one to arrive. He's also going put the the unused spare on the other side, so we'll have two 'new' back tyres.


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Mmh! How old is this unused spare ?

In my mind you wont have two new tyres but a new one and an old one

If it was me I would just get two new identical tyres of same age on that rear axle and leave the spare where it is
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I'm really surprised that a 2-3mm crack round the full circumference on the inside wall of the rear tyres is an advisory rather than a fail. Can a vehicle with such tyres really be considered roadworthy at that point?

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I'm really surprised that a 2-3mm crack round the full circumference on the inside wall of the rear tyres is an advisory rather than a fail. Can a vehicle with such tyres really be considered roadworthy at that point?
Sorry misunderstanding. It was a fail with a warning not to drive far before the replacement and retest

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Did you buy the van new in 2011 and what age are the tyres, there will be a DOT code on them with 4 number and a circle around them.

Eg, 2108 will signify the tyres were manufactured in the 21st week of 2008.
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Having worked as a tyre maker/finisher for Michelin, any defect on the sidewall of a tyre should not be ignored, you're only millimetres from a catastrophe.

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Did you buy the van new in 2011 and what age are the tyres, there will be a DOT code on them with 4 number and a circle around them.

Eg, 2108 will signify the tyres were manufactured in the 21st week of 2008.
Its a 2004 plate. Its in storage atm so can't give you the date. TBH it doesn't really matter what the date is as there is no alternative to replacing them so further examination doesn't make sense

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