Here’s an extreme example of a bulge in a tyre’s side wall showing that the internal structure has failed. It would only be a matter of time before the tyre rapidly deflates, resulting in potential loss of control of the vehicle.
We're often asked whether ‘stretched’ or ‘Euro look’ tyres are an MOT failure. How ‘stretched’ would a tyre need to be before it’s in breach of the regulation, and how would you prove it?
Most of what we talk about here is aimed at testers and garages. This time we’re giving a short run down of the most common MOT fail items for vehicle owners and offering some simple tips to help avoid that dreaded fail.