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August 5, 2020 at 11:34 pm #121314Zoe
My mitsubishi asx went for an MOT and service today and they failed the MOT as motability wouldn’t let them change the back tyre it has to be done at Kwik Fit. They changed the break pads which were grinding and the reason the car was originally brought in. It took all day half hour away and no courtesy car was given so my husband struggled to get home as they said the wait would be too long and they refused to collect the car due to covid. They had no protection on and they didn’t even use a sheet in the car when driving with covid is not good but I digress.
They said we have to take the care to Kwik fit get the tyre replaced and come back for the MOT but my question is, does motability allow for Kwik Fit to do the MOT so we don’t have to do without a car for another day?
August 5, 2020 at 11:38 pm #121315MaccaParticipant
Kwik Fit have a mobile service where they come to your house :August 5, 2020 at 11:49 pm #121316Zoe
Yes Kwik fit aren’t the issue, it’s when it does back in for MOT the garage aren’t the best and keep it all day so if Kwik fit can do it I can kill two birds with one stone. We know that the only thing needed to pass if the tyreAugust 6, 2020 at 12:11 am #121318
last year i took my xc60 into Volvo for mot i did get a lone car they called me up about 4.30 said it failed mot on a few things light wipers and two front tiers they said the other stuff was done but they had to keep the car till the next cause kwik fit was going to the Volvo garage to do the tiers i then got it the next night
dont see how they cant do that for you and give you a carAugust 6, 2020 at 10:41 am #121337Zoe
<p style=”text-align: center;”>Well I don’t know either but they blame everything on covid</p>August 6, 2020 at 11:51 am #121345simpleman
Do you not check your tyres ? you could of been fined if stopped by the Police.August 6, 2020 at 12:38 pm #121347Zoe
I do and they are just on the limit they and Kwik fit said they were fine in January when we had the front ones changed, motability also refused the dealer to change it.August 6, 2020 at 12:46 pm #121350SmallcarParticipant
Motability/Kwikfit won’t let you change tyres as you would yourself, they have to be right on the limit in my experience.August 6, 2020 at 2:22 pm #121354simpleman
motability will via Kwik-fit change your tyres at 3mm the legal limit is 1.6mm. Kwik-fit also do a free tyre check.
The dealer will not change tyres. The contract is with Kwik-fit.August 6, 2020 at 5:26 pm #121363vinalspinParticipant
Motability through Krap Fit don’t change your tyres at 3mm, they make you wait until they’re down to 2mm and down right dangerous before they will change them.
I have had 7 lots of tyres done by Kwak Fat in the last 7 years and every time I have been sent away as they were not fully down to 2mm and when I have spoken to Motability about them being dangerous and all they say is take it to Klap Fit and have them check it, who always say it’s not 2mm yet! 🤬August 6, 2020 at 5:51 pm #121364Rhodgie
Rubbish…. if 2mm was that dangerous take it up with the government who’ll tell you the legal limit is 1.6mm 🤦♂️August 6, 2020 at 6:24 pm #121365roxParticipant
Most tyres thesed ays have tyre tread depth indicator blocks, so when the tread is level with those markers the tyre needs changing usually as a pair. Also one should check them often for bulges in the side wall before any long or high speed journey, Also that the wear is even and the overall condition is good.
As the tread gets lower you will have less grip than when they are new but the legal limit is 1.6 mm and MB change at 2mm so there is no argument to be had on that issue. whatever my personal view or choice is.August 6, 2020 at 6:40 pm #121367ade harley
Have today had a service and mot done at Hyundai, it passed but with red flags on the front tyres. I was advised by the service receptionist to get them changed ASAP. On the service sheet they are recorded at 4mm. Am I wrong to suspect, that as the Tucson is due to be changed in October, they are trying to have the cost of a tyre change put on mb, ready for return?August 6, 2020 at 7:27 pm #121372Zoe
See I have a feeling it’s the same with my tyres. They know it is due back in September and in the morning they said about the tyre and break pads and told us it would cost £1200 before I told them it’s motability so something tells me they were trying it on. They weren’t very good, didnt wash the car etc as they do at other dealership and they had no PPE or use plastic covering like they do at other dealerships also. I think they were chancing it and that’s why motability refused to get the tyre changed (or the fact the contract is with Kwik fit) but my husband is taking it tomorrow so I will find out then if it is in fact low or they were chancing it as the car has hardly been used from March and the tyres were fine in January when they done the serviceAugust 6, 2020 at 7:44 pm #121374Rhodgie
This is where I get into trouble for being too outspoken but again… rubbish 🤦♂️
They know your car is motability the minute it’s booked in.
They’re not washing cars now cause of covid. Probably same reason you never got a courtesy car.
They will have had PPE, they wouldn’t be open otherwise and staff wouldn’t work without it… you might not have seen it.
They won’t change any tyres in any dealers cause kwik fit have the contract.
You don’t say why the tyre failed the MOT, doesn’t have to be worn, could be damaged cause someone has hit a kerb or even a pothole… January was 7 months ago, things change, especially in the 3 months between January and March when you were using the car 🤷♂️August 6, 2020 at 8:11 pm #121375
so does that mean we’ll not get a courtesy anymore i wounderAugust 6, 2020 at 8:18 pm #121376
so the car dealer cat fail the car on the tiers then if motability will not change themAugust 6, 2020 at 8:33 pm #121377Rhodgie
I doubt they’ll be any courtesy cars for a while, not impossible but they’re going to have to make sure they are cleaned before and after use so I wouldn’t count on it.
What do you think dealers do… make up stuff? If tyres fail an MOT then they need changed. They are getting changed in this instance 🤷♂️ …. I’m sure if the garage said fail and kwik fit said no they’re fine the motability would have questions for them?August 6, 2020 at 8:33 pm #121378Bowly101Participant
Just out of curiosity, and because I’m yet to experience the world of Motability, when they replace the tyres do they put the same brand back on or are you left with KwikFit budget brands?August 6, 2020 at 9:10 pm #121380
its up to motability usually kwikfit tell them what they have available , but usually pirelli , michelin,August 6, 2020 at 9:14 pm #121381Ianfca
We had to have 2 new tyres fitted this week on our qashqai. The original tyres were Dunlop’s and they were replaced with Michelin’s.August 6, 2020 at 9:18 pm #121383Ianfca
Apologies for the rogue apostrophes, damn predictive text.August 6, 2020 at 10:37 pm #121386Rhodgie
Not always the same brand but always decent ones, as stated above, Michelin, Dunlop, Goodyear etcAugust 6, 2020 at 10:45 pm #121388roxParticipant
Everytime i have taken a car to the dealer for something or a service it says how much tread is on the tyres on the paperwork. it’s under the basic saftey checks they do when they have the car.
Yes it’s to make them more money, as well as it’s being a legal requirement. So theu don’t get sued for your illegal tyre blowing at 70 mph on the motorway mins after it’s been in their care.
As for the Mot that is a different check totally and last time mein went in for mot it needed the rear pads doing and Mb authorised it right there and then a tyre they won’t as it is our job to make sure they are road worthy and meet the legal requirement and it is us that will get points or a fine or even banned.
You’re responsible for making sure your vehicle is always safe to drive (‘roadworthy’). It can be unsafe even if you have a current MOT certificate.
You can be fined up to £2,500, be banned from driving and get 3 penalty points for driving a vehicle in a dangerous condition.
There are different rules for commercial vehicles.
Checks you should carry out
Every time you drive you should check:
the windscreen, windows and mirrors are clean
all lights work
the brakes work
Your vehicle’s handbook will tell you how often to check the:
water level in the radiator or expansion tank
brake fluid level
windscreen and rear window washer bottles – top up with windscreen washer fluid if necessary
tyres – they must have the correct tread depth and be free of cuts and defects
The handbook will also tell you when your vehicle needs to be serviced.
Tread must be a certain depth depending on the type of vehicle:
cars, light vans and light trailers – 1.6 millimetres (mm)
motorcycles, large vehicles and passenger-carrying vehicles – 1mm
Mopeds only need to have visible tread.
There must be tread across the middle three-quarters and around the entire tyre.August 6, 2020 at 11:10 pm #121390Bowly101Participant
Cheers for the info all 👍. I’m relieved they authorise decent brands.August 6, 2020 at 11:13 pm #121391Rhodgie
“Everytime i have taken a car to the dealer for something or a service it says how much tread is on the tyres on the paperwork. it’s under the basic saftey checks they do when they have the car.
Yes it’s to make them more money, as well as it’s being a legal requirement.”
Which is it rox?
Money making scheme or legal requirement… can’t be both 🤷♂️ and to give you a clue… the garage doesn’t replace tyres so won’t be making any money on them 🤔😉
You are right that the driver is responsible for ensuring the tyres are legal and safe so who’s at fault if your illegal tyre blows out on the motorway