Do I Need A Spare Wheel?

Can you fail an MOT for not having a spare TYRE?

Although a spare wheel is not a requirement for an MOT check – a ‘space saver’ spare fitted as a road wheel will not pass.

Chips of over 10mm in the driver’s line of sight and over 40mm in the area swept by the wipers will result in a fail – as will any scratching that limits the drivers vision..

Do you get 14 days grace for an MOT?

It is assumed by many people that they have 14 days ‘grace’ after their MOT test Certificate expires to obtain a renewal – This is not the case. However, the MOT test regulations do make the provision for early testing by up to a calendar month to ease the renwal process.

How much does an MOT cost?

MOT test costs are limited – for cars it’s £54.85. Companies can only charge up to the official maximum for an MOT. Many companies promote cheaper tests, which isn’t surprising when you consider that often this guarantees they get the repair business too.

Is a spare wheel necessary?

It’s no longer a legal requirement to carry a spare tyre and jack in your car. In fact, more car manufacturers are opting for puncture repair kits instead. Theoretically they’re easier and quicker than replacing the wheel itself. They’re also much lighter than a spare wheel.

Will the AA change a flat TYRE?

Does breakdown cover fix flat tyres? Yes – flat tyres are one of the most common breakdown causes. If you’ve got a flat, a mechanic will come where you are and change your wheel. If you have a spare tyre, the mechanic will fix this for you.

Is it illegal to not have a spare TYRE UK?

In the UK it is not a legal requirement to carry a spare tyre, but it is advisable. If you do have one remember to carry out these safety checks on that one too, although legally if it is stowed away then it doesn’t need to be up to legal standards – it just makes sense to keep it that way.

What gets checked on MOT?

MOT tests are carried out at around 21,000 authorised test centres around the country, all of which display an official blue sign featuring three white triangles. An MOT involves dozens of checks on your car, ranging from the brakes and fuel system to lights, mirrors, seatbelts, windscreen wipers and exhaust system.

What can I use if I don’t have a spare tire?

What to Do If Your Car Doesn’t Have a Spare TireBuy a new or used wheel and tire.Install run-flat tires on your car.Emergency tire kits.Call a roadside service.

Why do new cars not have a spare wheel?

Over the past decade, more and more car manufacturers have ditched conventional spare wheels for tyre repair kits. They cite two main reasons for this: repair kits take up less space and are lighter, thus aiding fuel economy.