Will My Tyres Pass ?
Posted 15 September 2011 - 08:37 PM
At the moment they are at about 2mm (I estimate, because they are a tiny bit above the "notch" that marks 1.6mm), but we will be traveling at least 500 miles prior to the test.
My question is, will the tyre's treads wear down 0.4mm in 500 miles ?
I know the safety experts would say "change your tyres before they get to 2mm!", but money just does not permit, and we need to use the tyres as long as is legally possible.
If the tyres will be fine, I'm sure she'll pass.
Posted 17 September 2011 - 03:30 PM
Posted 18 September 2011 - 12:09 PM
Posted 22 September 2011 - 01:23 PM
I'm not betting on it though so will probably end up replacing them way before the MOT but will go for cheap tyres as I'm not really bothered about performance - just keeping my car on the road with money in mind. I think 'bangeromics' is the right word lol.
You could try swapping the front wheels for the rears - this will slow the wear down a little because the front wear quicker (they do most of the braking and traction).
Hope that helps a little bit
Posted 27 September 2011 - 05:18 PM
Posted 28 September 2011 - 09:10 PM
but i fully understand your situation, funds are always short as holidays come and go. what you could do for a temporary fix is buy part worn tyres, i managed to find 2 205/55/r16 fitted for £50. but id only use part-worn as a last resort and to get me through an MOT.
for news i managed to find fitted new tyres £125.
i have to admit for the first 3 months of getting my focus i was on slicks, couldnt pull out of a junction in wet without the good old wheel spin but now i have kumhos on, grips like crazy in wet...
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