Tyres and the MOT Test


The UK Government is currently considering proposals to change the frequency of the MOT test.

Rather than the current 3-1-1 systems (first test at three years, then annually thereafter), it is considering delaying the first test until the vehicle is four years old with the second inspection coming after another two years with subsequent tests at two year intervals (4-2-2) or single year intervals (4-2-1).

Tyres are safety critical items which constantly wear so it is imperative that they are regularly inspected and properly maintained. As many motorists rely on their annual MOT for the inspection of their tyres, any extension or lengthening of the MOT frequency is likely to have a significant detrimental effect upon driver and road safety.

For these reasons, TyreSafe does not support any extension to the frequency of the MOT test.

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