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#1 pinky perks

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 09:06 PM

i have just had my first service on my fiesta i was told that i need 2 new front tyres very soon i have only done 10000 miles.They have both worn on the inside they said i must have hit a pot hole i know i have not .They said it needs tracking but i would think one tyre would wear more than the other if tracking was outHas anyone had th same problem thanks.

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#2 Stoney871

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 07:53 AM

If they're worn on the inner edges it's usually low speed scrubbing (turning the wheels when stationary) coming out of parking spaces and such like.
I would get the tracking looked at as well though.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 09:32 PM

When I first bought my car the front two tyres both had uneven wear and needed replacing. Got the tracking looked at and it was way out (2 previous lady owners) common cause is kerbing. Cheap to put right at around 20quid. Get those tyres replaced though before Clive nicks you ;)

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 09:33 PM

My 2nd service, i was told i needed 2 front tyres soon (12,000 miles). 3 months later I get 2 tyres fitted & was told tracking was out as tyres was worn on the inner. Why wasn't I told this when I had the service & why didn't ford sort the tracking at service?

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 09:40 PM

My 2nd service, i was told i needed 2 front tyres soon (12,000 miles). 3 months later I get 2 tyres fitted & was told tracking was out as tyres was worn on the inner. Why wasn't I told this when I had the service & why didn't ford sort the tracking at service?


Simple answer is they are eejits mate n didn't check the tracking (I don't believe tracking comes under part of the service?)

Or they knew the tracking was out n as long as you didn't know, you'd have to keep coming back to them buying new tyres.

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 06:12 PM

Hi All
Just had the same thing no mention at service but both front worn on inside so have moved to back and had it tracked will keep an eye on it.
Only 10,000 miles.

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 07:12 PM

Inside as in inner edge, or down the centre of the tyre?

If it's the latter its caused by over inflated tyres.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:05 PM

If they're worn on the inner edges it's usually low speed scrubbing (turning the wheels when stationary) coming out of parking spaces and such like.
I would get the tracking looked at as well though.


Sorry, I don't agree. Tyres that wear on the inside are caused by wheels being misaligned. That is a "tracking" problem. If wheels wear on the inside then the wheels are pointing outwards too much and if wearing on the outside then wheels are pointing inwards too much.

I hope this clarifies the symptons and causes.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:11 PM

Sorry, I don't agree. Tyres that wear on the inside are caused by wheels being misaligned. That is a "tracking" problem. If wheels wear on the inside then the wheels are pointing outwards too much and if wearing on the outside then wheels are pointing inwards too much.

Each to their own opinions but I'm going on solid advice from Police mechanic with over 30 years experience.
I'm not saying that tracking can't be the cause but scrubbing will damage tyres in that way.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:04 PM

Each to their own opinions but I'm going on solid advice from Police mechanic with over 30 years experience.
I'm not saying that tracking can't be the cause but scrubbing will damage tyres in that way.


Sorry to be a pain but I was actually basing my statement on fact and not opinion. I also forgot to mention that if both tyres are wearing on the inside then that is most likely a tracking problem. It does not matter if only one tyre hits a pot hole and points outward, as both tyres will wear at the same rate, because in essence they will both pointing outwards but the amount of pointing will be only half as much as the amount the first tyre. But if only one tyre wears, then it is most likely that the camber is out. Camber is when the vertical axis of the tyre is is not as it should be. i.e. the wheel is not vertical and the top of the wheel slopes inwards. Of course if the camber is out on both sides then both tyres can wear as well. It is confusing but there are many web sites on tyre wear may explain this in a better way than I have.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:19 PM

Did somebody say camber?

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:42 PM

By Odin's beard, what a mess.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:45 PM

Think my Fiesta could suit that. Oh, inside wear could also be a cautionary sign you have a buckled wheel. That's what I had >_>


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