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Does anybody know what the regulations for car tyres are to pass an ITV test? Our test is due next week and the tyres on the front of our car are a different make to those on the back. All have good tread and are not worn. Will the difference in manufacturer be a problem?
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I wouldn't have thought so.

More important to the tester is are they the same size as shown on the vehicle "log book".
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Hi There,
Does anybody know what the regulations for car tyres are to pass an ITV test? Our test is due next week and the tyres on the front of our car are a different make to those on the back. All have good tread and are not worn. Will the difference in manufacturer be a problem?
Many thanks
Pete
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it is the tyre rating that matters; it defines speed and weight etc. If you get the wrong tester then they may object if you have different manufacturers on the same axle but most won't.

I suggest this clarification https://www.dunlop.eu/en_gb/consumer...-markings.html

I should add that it's best to turn up and accept what they tell you - they have no axe to grind by passing or failing. You have up to sixty days to correct the fault for a FREE retest so a tyre failure is easily dealt with. My technique is to go to my normal Tyre shop with the failure certificate and let them sort it out.

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Hi
I moved to Spain from France with a Citroen Berlingo which had the original tyres as shown in the Citroen spec. and in good condition.
At the ITV they refused to pass the tyres as they were not those specified by them despite being shown the Citroen paperwork and the fact the car was only 18 months old.
I was forced to change all four tyres and on my return it was passed. When those tyres needed replacing I replaced them with the originals and the car was passed.
I think at the end of the day it will depend on the examiner.
Good luck.
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I was once told that they had to be identical on the same axle. That is, the front two must be the same and the back two must be the same. But front and back can be different.

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Did mine in November. Michelins on front ovations on back but same size tyres. Passed ok.
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I was once told that they had to be identical on the same axle. That is, the front two must be the same and the back two must be the same. But front and back can be different.
Absolutely correct, I can vouch for that myself. As my car failed the ITV because of the stipulation that the tyres have
to be all one brand and one trend or at the very least, the front and back pair must be of the same brand and tread.
At the time I was going through the process of changing my British Car to Spanish plates and whereas the British MOT makes no such distinction and I would have sailed through the MOT no problem, so long as the tread is well within the legal limit.
The ITV on the other hand are very particular on this point.

So don't fall for the old garage patter of the Goodyear tyres are this price and the Pirelli tyres are that price but
we can replace the worn tyre with a cheap one made in Ukraine.
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Absolutely correct, I can vouch for that myself. As my car failed the ITV because of the stipulation that the tyres have
to be all one brand and one trend or at the very least, the front and back pair must be of the same brand and tread.
At the time I was going through the process of changing my British Car to Spanish plates and whereas the British MOT makes no such distinction and I would have sailed through the MOT no problem, so long as the tread is well within the legal limit.
The ITV on the other hand are very particular on this point.

So don't fall for the old garage patter of the Goodyear tyres are this price and the Pirelli tyres are that price but
we can replace the worn tyre with a cheap one made in Ukraine.
Hola

The vehicle import ITV test is different and much more expensive than the normal one or two yearly ITV test.

In the vehicle import test they are checking to make sure the vehicle conforms to manufacturers specification - as in the vehicle is "as it was when it rolled off the production line" which is not the same as a dealer selling it with added extras !!!

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...You have up to sixty days to correct the fault for a FREE retest...
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.

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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.
In my case they did let me drive the car for everyday use before the retest although I have to add that I
submitted the car to the ITV for both the ITV and to make sure the vehicle conforms to manufacturers
specification before the car was passed and accepted for Spanish plates by Traffico.

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