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14 Jan 2021

Changes to PSV and HGV Annual Test inspection manuals

Ahead of the ban on tyres over 10 years old, there are also changes published to the Annual Test inspection manuals for passenger service vehicles and heavy goods vehicles.

You can read Section 8 of the updated documents to find out how the procedures and standards on the condition of tyres will change from 1 February 2021.

The manuals also give guidance on tyre age markings and set out the deficiency categories for these items at annual test. 

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The new regulations exempt non-commercial vehicles aged 40 years and older from these requirements.

A change table listing all the changes in the manuals is also available to view.

An updated version of the Guide to maintaining roadworthiness has also been published

The existing publications are still online and in use until 1 February 2021.

PSV Inspection Manual – from 1st February 2021


HGV Inspection Manual – from 1st February 2021


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