The report by MWheels – formerly Motor Wheel Service Distribution (MWSD) – includes information on problem wheels and and non-circumferential hubs, current legal implications in the event of an accident, and a 10-point wheel checklist.
The document also looks at best practice for servicing, traceability and procurement, and how to choose the correct wheels and fittings.
It concludes with information on the Roadworthiness Act, adopted by EU member states (including the UK) last month and which must be applied fully by May 2018.
The new law states: “Compatibility between parts and components, such as between wheels and wheel hubs, should be treated as a critical safety item and should be checked during roadworthiness testing.”
Additional legislative text includes prerequisites for visual wheel inspection and that “wheel size, technical design, compatibility or type not in accordance with the requirements [laid down by type approval at first registration or first entry into service] and affecting road safety” will be classed as a major defect.
To download a copy of the white paper, click the link below.