she has to go back in for all 4 wheels tracking - they are all toe out which is causing excessive wear on the inside of each expensive tyre, anyone else suffering ?
Also - the new MOT certificate - ****e, no watermark or stamped garage name, it just doesnt feel the same !
Apologies, but we are trying to save money and eliminate any fraudulant MOT certificates from circulating in the future thus the central database check facility that any potential or existing owner can check.
VOSA /DVLA have effectively eliminated the risk in order to protect your valuable investment and make it easier for the authorities to check if a vehicle on the road is legal and therefore insured, reducing the risk of uninsured drivers on the road in the event of a collision...
Yes we could have made the MOT certificate similar to the older type but in this day and age of every penny counts with the sheer amount of 32 million vehicles and rising, it was deemed neccessary to reduce the cost of printing these documents, saving a further £1.9 million in tax payers funds, A hefty amount to save for the privelage of a watermarked certificate that coincidently used to be produced by a German company and now manufactured in the UK now..
I hope this answers the reasons why..
BTW if your tyres were wearing on the inside that basically means you were only using 25 to 33% dependant on the degree of toe out but lets say 4mm Then you have,of the actual maximum given footprint of 205mm X 25mm per tyre @ 55mm sidewall percentage.... Simplified:
Maximum working 100% footprint of each tyre is 2960
mm surface area you have been running around with at best977
mm area of footprint maximum weight distribution per tyre in FULL contact with the road surface...
So that is equivalent to replacing all four tyres with space savers... Would you honestly be driving around with four space savers?
How do you think the car would react in a heavy braking or steering situation?
It doesn't bear thinking about does it?
Just be thankfull it failed in an MOT testing centre and didnt fail on the road where it may have cost you, your family and someone else more than just the cost of a set of tyres
You simply can't put a price on safety and life my friend.
Sorry but that's my job, to prevent that worst case scenario
Don't take it personal, it happens, we all take safety aspects for granted now and then.