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Old 20th January 2017, 06:35 PM
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In addition to the manufacturer, the tread patterns have to be the same as well.

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Hi, a slightly different variation to the aforementioned question
I currently have a UK registered Bmw, the car has a variety of different tyre sizes specified on the papers. My question is can I have two almost identical tyres fitted to the same axle? I have two Goodyear eagle nct5 tyres on one axle, both the same size. 225/55R16, however one has the weight index and speed rating 95W the other is a 95Y, would they cause a problem bearing in mind they are both suitable for well over the design speed of the cat 245km/h?
I also have another pair of Michelin Primacy HP identicle size to the first pair, however with these I have one with the speed weight rating as 95W the other is only 97V, in the Uk it would fail as the car should have at least a W rated tyre, but as I’m on a smaller island in the canaries would this be a problem? After all it’s extremely unlikely I’ll be driving on any roads at over 149 mph
Lastly does it matter that one has 2mm tread and the other is new?
Headlamps for the car were a nightmare, held up in Madrid for customs and extra tax to be paid even though vat already paid
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Hi, a slightly different variation to the aforementioned question
I currently have a UK registered Bmw, the car has a variety of different tyre sizes specified on the papers. My question is can I have two almost identical tyres fitted to the same axle? I have two Goodyear eagle nct5 tyres on one axle, both the same size. 225/55R16, however one has the weight index and speed rating 95W the other is a 95Y, would they cause a problem bearing in mind they are both suitable for well over the design speed of the cat 245km/h?
I also have another pair of Michelin Primacy HP identicle size to the first pair, however with these I have one with the speed weight rating as 95W the other is only 97V, in the Uk it would fail as the car should have at least a W rated tyre, but as I’m on a smaller island in the canaries would this be a problem? After all it’s extremely unlikely I’ll be driving on any roads at over 149 mph
Lastly does it matter that one has 2mm tread and the other is new?
Headlamps for the car were a nightmare, held up in Madrid for customs and extra tax to be paid even though vat already paid
One month later !!!!
Many thanks
Put your car through a pre-test checkover at good garage and point out your questions. That's what we always do and the cars pass the ITV, first time, every time.

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If the tread pattern and branding of the tyres is the same, it will not matter if on one axle, one of the tyres exceeds the speed / load rating. However if either one is below the specified requirement, it doesn't matter if you live on a small island or not, it will fail*.

*What I mean by will fail, is actually "it should fail" but as we all know, it can be down to whether the ITV tester has a hangover or argued with their partner that morning or not....

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Of course the ITV uses its own language when assessing vehicles.

Either the ITV inspection result is favourable = pass or unfavourable = failed.

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More importantly, how did you get into this situation? I'd never buy a car with non-matching tyres and would always replace both on the same axle with a matching pair (different brand etc - no problem)...?

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You have up to sixty days to correct the fault for a FREE retest
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But bear in mind that during this time you can only drive the vehicle to and from the repair facility and to the ITV centre for the retest. You cannot use it on a day to day basis.
Retests are NOT free, its down to the particular ITV station.

Also whether you can drive the car after a fail depends on how the fault or faults are categorised, if any are marked as 'Grave' then you can only drive to and from home or a garage where you have them rectified.

This is from 1st hand experience not guesswork or speculation.
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Retests are NOT free, its down to the particular ITV station.

Also whether you can drive the car after a fail depends on how the fault or faults are categorised, if any are marked as 'Grave' then you can only drive to and from home or a garage where you have them rectified.

This is from 1st hand experience not guesswork or speculation.
Well your experience was either before the law changed about two years ago, or you went to a different test station, or you were scammed.

The latest ITV laws oblige the same test station to give free retests.

Also, it is not legal in Spain to drive without an ITV under any circumstances, the myth about driving to the test station is just that, a myth.

Well, there was an EU Directive released as part of the harmonisation process which allowed member states to incorporate a "grace period" before fines and sanctions for driving without the ITV passed could be imposed, but Spain did not take this option into its legislation.

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Well your experience was either before the law changed about two years ago, or you went to a different test station, or you were scammed.

The latest ITV laws oblige the same test station to give free retests.

Also, it is not legal in Spain to drive without an ITV under any circumstances, the myth about driving to the test station is just that, a myth.

Well, there was an EU Directive released as part of the harmonisation process which allowed member states to incorporate a "grace period" before fines and sanctions for driving without the ITV passed could be imposed, but Spain did not take this option into its legislation.
Interesting as we don't get free re-tests around here either!

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Interesting as we don't get free re-tests around here either!
Sorry, you made me doubt my statement so I chacked and in fact, it is not law that they are free.

The law changed to allow you to go to another test station for the re-test, and that second station can charge you the full price (i.e. it does not have to give you a free or discounted retest, even if that is their policy for their own previous customers).

Sorry for the incorrect advice.

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