Question: Do tyres have an age limit?

Do tyres have an age limit? Tyres should be removed once they reach ten years of age, regardless of appearance, mileage or actual wear. However, most tyres will need replacing before they reach the ten year mark. Thats why its important to keep a close eye on the condition of your tyres.

What is the maximum age for tyres?

All tyres (including spare tyres) more than ten years old should be removed from service and replaced with new tyres. Verify the physical age of any car tyre by examining the markings on the tyre sidewall following the “DOT” symbol.

Is tyre age an MOT failure?

These vehicles are tested in MOT classes 4 or 5, so the test will change for them. This means failures for tyres over 10 years old on the front axle of any vehicles with 9 or more passenger seats, and any single wheels of a minibus (9-16 passenger seats).

Caravan tyres need regular replacement, irrespective of their visual appearance. We recommend that you replace your caravan tyres when they reach five years old and should never be used when more than seven years old. Remember – the tyres age starts from when it was made, not from when it was fitted.

How do you date old tires?

Determining tire age is easy! Each tire built after 1971 has a standardized Tire Identification Number (also known as a DOT number). The last four digits of the number (for tires built after 2000) give you the necessary information to determine the tires age. This one was built in the 40th week of 2016.

How many miles should a budget tyre last?

A new set of tyres should last a minimum or 20,000 miles, however cheaper quality tyres may not last that long. The important thing you need to do is keep an eye on tread depth and any other signs of damage.

How do I check my tyre life?

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What is the 3 tire rule?

It will also tell you the difference in tire speed between your comparison tires. As a general rule, you want replacement tires that are within 3 percent of the diameter (height) measurement of your existing tires diameter — assuming your current tires are what your owners manual recommends.

Are different tyres illegal?

Mixing different tread patterns across the same axle is not allowed. The identical tyre model and tread pattern must be fitted for a single axle. You can, however, use different tyres on a separate axle – just as long as they too match each other.

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