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Ten Year-old Tyre Ban- Takes effect

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Ten Year-old Tyre Ban

Ten Year-old Tyre Ban

Of course this ban does not yet apply to car tyres, though it may be worth watching this space. It always amazes me that a law has to be introduced to stop these things from happening. However there are very old tyres fitted to vehicles out there just ready to cause an accident. So, I have found that particular types of vehicles are prone to having old tyres fitted.

One that springs to mind is the caravan and trailer scenario. For some strange reason the caravan owners keep their tyres fitted the longest. Because, many have their caravans parked up for much of the time. So, only travelling for their annual vacations and actually driving the caravan and using mileage on the tyres. many caravan do change and indeed up-grade their caravans to  better model but many do not.

These are the ones most likely to have over aged tyres fitted. Indeed one tyre that we removed from a caravan wheel was a 21 years old Michelin zx tyre. Of course the tell tale sign is to look for crazy paving type cracking in the side wall and bead area of the tyre. Tyre guys are also familiar with the tyre brands that are introduced over the years. This is why we spotted this Michelin ZX tyre. They were in fact good tyres, but not that good?

Tyres aged over ten-years fitted to front-steered axles of goods vehicles with a weight exceeding 3,500kg, buses, coaches and minibuses are now illegal after new legislation came into force this week. MOT test stations have been

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