Professional Transport Services

New Tyre defects and damage guidance

9 Dec 2020

The guidance has been released for use by vehicle operators or maintenance inspectors to help with the making of consistent decisions about tyre wear, defects and damage.


This should:

  • improve the safety of vehicles
  • reduce the time spent contesting borderline cases
  • reduce the number of roadworthy tyres that are replaced prematurely

The guidance contains examples of tyre defects on HGVs, buses and trailers and how they will be dealt with at road side inspections and MoT.


Link to guidance: