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    hi my lovely delica passed MOT today with no work needed !!! YEA !!!

    i got into a chat about tyres and some of the new regs included checking tyre pressures as per the pressures on the tyres on the van. Mine were fine... Apparently an insurer could now well ask you to prove when you bought new tyres on a motorhome because the regs say you need to change them every 6 years.... the theory being that as motorhomes do less mileage then cars, and can be parked up for significant periods the rubber may degrade....

    has anyone else come across this?
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    Every tyre has a date stamp on it. You can check your not being sold tyres that have been sitting in a rack for years. Sunlight can deteriorate the rubber so worth having a wee look at the date stamp.
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    We bought our Vehicle in 2010
    It was first registered in 2006
    The previous owner travelled only 2000 miles in it to 2010
    2012 we were up to 10,000
    2014 17000 or so
    I was advised the sidewalls were cracking and so bought new tyres in 2015
    2019 mileage is 46000
    Mot Passed but tyres will no doubt be wearing
    as you say 6 years means CHECK
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    Quote Originally Posted by delicagirl View Post
    hi my lovely delica passed MOT today with no work needed !!! YEA !!!

    i got into a chat about tyres and some of the new regs included checking tyre pressures as per the pressures on the tyres on the van. Mine were fine... Apparently an insurer could now well ask you to prove when you bought new tyres on a motorhome because the regs say you need to change them every 6 years.... the theory being that as motorhomes do less mileage then cars, and can be parked up for significant periods the rubber may degrade....

    has anyone else come across this?
    I'm not aware of any regulations regarding tyre age. Recommendations maybe, but regulations? And checking of pressures as part of the MOT? I am also dubious of that to be honest.

    I'll be taking mine in around 3 weeks or so and pretty sure I am both running Tyres over 6 years old and pressures below the recommended figure.
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    I take mine for MOT the week after next, i do not run on camping tyres, i`ll update then if the MOT tester says that it is now part of the MOT.

    I`ve had tyre fitters pull a face when i ask them to put the DOT on the outside and they ask why, i tell them because that`s what i want.

    If they will not do it then i go somewhere else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wildebus View Post
    I'm not aware of any regulations regarding tyre age. Recommendations maybe, but regulations? And checking of pressures as part of the MOT? I am also dubious of that to be honest.

    I'll be taking mine in around 3 weeks or so and pretty sure I am both running Tyres over 6 years old and pressures below the recommended figure.
    As i said these appear to be new regulations - some of them came in last summer - let us know how you get on.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wooie1958 View Post
    I take mine for MOT the week after next, i`ll update then if the MOT tester says that it is now part of the MOT.

    I`ve had tyre fitters pull a face when i ask them to put the DOT on the outside and they ask why, i tell them because that`s what i want.

    If they will not do it then i go somewhere else.
    is this the dot put on a "new tyre" by the retailer ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildebus View Post
    And checking of pressures as part of the MOT? I am also dubious of that to be honest.

    I'll be taking mine in around 3 weeks or so and pretty sure I am both running Tyres over 6 years old and pressures below the recommended figure.
    Underinflated tyres are part of the new MOT regs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tezza33 View Post
    Underinflated tyres are part of the new MOT regs
    Is it a visual check? or an actual check? what is the defination of "underinflated"? for something to have a pass or fail to it, there needs to be a clear criteria.
    I suspect there may be some confusion with the introduction of TPMS warning systems being a pass/fail if they have an warning showing.
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    As far as I am aware all tyres now come with one side marked OUTSIDE tyre fitters wont fit otherwise its to do with the way tyres disperses water.

    I had a MOT last month no tyres checked and I watched the full test from about 10ft away
    Here is the official test

    Car parts checked at an MOT - GOV.UK

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wooie1958 View Post
    I take mine for MOT the week after next, i do not run on camping tyres, i`ll update then if the MOT tester says that it is now part of the MOT.

    I`ve had tyre fitters pull a face when i ask them to put the DOT on the outside and they ask why, i tell them because that`s what i want.

    If they will not do it then i go somewhere else.
    Last edited by Alf; 21-03-2019 at 15:07.
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