Do they check the spare tyre during an MOT?

At your local Protyre garage, our experienced testing team are ready to carry out your annual MOT. To save time and money, you can also combine your MOT with your annual service or book in for one of our vehicle checks beforehand. Our qualified fitters will help you to ensure that your vehicle is fit and ready to pass the test.

What is an MOT?

The MOT is an annual test that checks the safety and roadworthiness of your vehicle. Unlike a service that is designed to keep your car running at optimum efficiency, the MOT is a legal requirement for every car between 3 and 40 years of age.
Dozens of visual checks are undertaken on the inside and outside of the vehicle, but if a fault is found, the testers won’t repair it. That’s why a combined service and MOT makes sense.

Why do I need an MOT?

You won’t be able to drive legally on UK roads without a valid MOT certificate. If you’re caught, you could be liable for a hefty fine and you’ll also invalidate your insurance. You also need proof of a valid MOT when you buy your annual car tax.

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Not sure when your MOT is due?

No problem. Use our handy MOT Checker to find out. Simply click the button below and enter your vehicle registration into the search bar.

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What is checked in an MOT?

The MOT test covers all the major areas of your vehicle except the engine, clutch and gearbox. Over 50% of MOT failures could be avoided through regular maintenance so it pays to keep yourcar servicedand to undertake a few simple checks before you arrive at the test centre. For example, 30% of fails are related to lighting so have a friend check that your lights are working for you.
If you’re wondering do they check spare tyre on an MOT, the answer is no. However, if you’ve had to use a space-saving spare tyre on one of the main wheels and have not replaced it before the MOT, your car will fail.

How can I fail an MOT?

Faulty tyres are the fourth most common reason for MOT failures. Yet it’s easy to test your tyre tread using an inexpensive tyre gauge. There should be 1.6mm of tread across the central three-quarters of your tyre, although tyre professionals recommend a minimum of 3mm to maintain full performance.

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The 2018 rule change means that your tyres will also fail if they’re found to be underinflated, which is dangerous and can lead to tyre failure. It's quite simple to inflate all four tyres to the correct pressure; you’ll find the information in your owner’s handbook or around the driver’s side door jamb.

Will I need new tyres to pass my MOT?

Your tyres are one of the most important safety factors. The four contact patches are the only thing connecting your vehicle to the road and if your tyres are unevenly worn, bald in places or underinflated, you could be putting your safety at risk.
Why not book into your local Protyre garage for a tyre safety check and our tyre professionals will ensure that your tyres are ready to pass the MOT. If not, they’ll find you the best tyres from brands such as Pirelli and Falken to make sure that your vehicle is MOT ready.