Kilkis wrote:On a different issue that has cropped up before, I got a pass certificate but I was told that my tyres were too old and I should replace them.
On a trip in May to the Chania Suzuki dealership to get the car serviced, I asked the chap who books the cars in for servicing about time limits for tyres, and he looked up at me as if I were stupid and said "There is no such thing, this is Greece!"
After a recent puncture, we took the car to the local βουλκανιζατέρ, and he said "The tyres are too old and should be changed" - I didn't draw him on this - obviously he has a vested interest in this procedure... But I actually agreed with him - after 5 years of various on and off-road usage, they are looking worn and the tread is below 4mm.The AA
says "The minimum tread for regular tyres is 1.6mm but we'd still recommend 3mm for extra grip in winter." - which sounds about right to me.
Until someone gets fined for using tyres that are "too old", I guess we'll never know.