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    Tyre Sealant

    Last time my car was in the dealers the visual check noted that the tyre sealant was close to being out of date!

    Its due an MOT soon, does anyone know if that would be a fail? Google gives mixed results..... Just wondered how pressing the need to replace it is - i'd never use it unless proper desperate! Thanks

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    don't think they check for that.

    Do you mean like tyreweld for cars that don't have a spare tyre? If so scratch it off, if they can't prove it's faulty/ out of date then they can't fail it! Doubt an mot tester would even check just that you have one. Also I thought it wasn't compulsory to have a spare tyre?

    Had my service and MOT yesterday. They noted the tyre sealant was out of date but it didn't affect MOT. Hope that helps.

    If you're concerned, simply take it out and leave in the house during the MOT and put it back afterwards. They can't test what's not there.

    Original Poster

    Thanks all for comments.

    BeerDrinker

    If you're concerned, simply take it out and leave in the house during the … If you're concerned, simply take it out and leave in the house during the MOT and put it back afterwards. They can't test what's not there.



    ​+1

    this is why the MOT is fundamentally flawed in some respects.

    adamspencer95

    ​+1this is why the MOT is fundamentally flawed in some respects.



    Agreed, same with a spare tyre. Spare with below the 1.6mm tread and you'll fail an MOT, however, if you take spare out prior to test it'll pass.

    Spare is not inspected as part of MOT:-

    gov.uk/gov…mot

    2.12 Tyres and wheels

    These will be inspected to check for:
    •condition
    •security
    •tyre size and type
    •tread depth

    Spare wheels and tyres are not inspected.

    BeerDrinker

    Agreed, same with a spare tyre. Spare with below the 1.6mm tread and … Agreed, same with a spare tyre. Spare with below the 1.6mm tread and you'll fail an MOT, however, if you take spare out prior to test it'll pass.



    Incorrect spare could be bald ripped wrong size etc and wont fail mot as its not a testable item

    Labman

    Spare is not inspected as part of … Spare is not inspected as part of MOT:-https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/car-parts-checked-at-an-mot/car-parts-checked-at-an-mot2.12 Tyres and wheelsThese will be inspected to check for:•condition•security•tyre size and type•tread depthSpare wheels and tyres are not inspected.


    123batman321

    Incorrect spare could be bald ripped wrong size etc and wont fail mot as … Incorrect spare could be bald ripped wrong size etc and wont fail mot as its not a testable item


    Oops, was sure that was the case but see it's not. Cheers for clarifying!

    BeerDrinker

    Oops, was sure that was the case but see it's not. Cheers for clarifying!



    No problem its a common misconception. Many things which people think is an mot fail arent lol

    Whoever thought of the tyre sealant concept instead of a decent spare needs to be stuck in the middle of nowhere without a mobile phone signal with a blow out. Maybe then he, it has to be a he, will realise the error of their ways. The spare wheel is of paramount importance and even if you can't change a wheel yourself there are plenty of people who will stop and help. I used the tyre sealant in my wife's fiesta to stop a slow puncture on my lawnmower. It worked on one but not the other when it got punctured with a screw. First thing I did when we bought the Fiesta was put a proper spare and a jack in the boot cos if she gets a puncture I know I am going to get a call.

    They need to ban the get you home tyre as well. If the spacesaver isn't good enough to pass an mot then it shouldn't be good enough for the road. I ditched the one on my Mazda 6, modified the plastic boot liner and put a full sized spare in the boot. Lots of car manufacturers still make the boot well for a full size spare wheel.

    Smartguy1

    Whoever thought of the tyre sealant concept instead of a decent spare … Whoever thought of the tyre sealant concept instead of a decent spare needs to be stuck in the middle of nowhere without a mobile phone signal with a blow out. Maybe then he, it has to be a he, will realise the error of their ways. The spare wheel is of paramount importance and even if you can't change a wheel yourself there are plenty of people who will stop and help. I used the tyre sealant in my wife's fiesta to stop a slow puncture on my lawnmower. It worked on one but not the other when it got punctured with a screw. First thing I did when we bought the Fiesta was put a proper spare and a jack in the boot cos if she gets a puncture I know I am going to get a call. They need to ban the get you home tyre as well. If the spacesaver isn't good enough to pass an mot then it shouldn't be good enough for the road. I ditched the one on my Mazda 6, modified the plastic boot liner and put a full sized spare in the boot. Lots of car manufacturers still make the boot well for a full size spare wheel.



    ​This man talks sense.

    I did the same on my last car, sadly, with my current one is slung underneath, and there isnt enough depth.

    I've tried tireweld twice, and it failed to work properly both times, destroying the tyre the first time. The only thing it is good for is pushbike/pushchair tyres, or a slow puncture.

    At least a space saver spare will get you home providing you can get the wheel off. A set of four would be great in the snow lol.
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