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Noticed today both my front tyres have a lot of wear on the outer edges, I've googled it and the common solution is wheel alignment, however, I had my wheels checked at the garage about 7 months ago and they are perfectly aligned, any idea what else it could be? 

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Just now, Martin-Fiesta-MK6-1.4 said:

Noticed today both my front tyres have a lot of wear on the outer edges, I've googled it and the common solution is wheel alignment, however, I had my wheels checked at the garage about 7 months ago and they are perfectly aligned, any idea what else it could be? 

Tyre pressure perhaps,

Ive had a ford dealer involve my bill for tracking alignment even though they don't have any equipment on site for carrying out alignment, 

It usually costs around half the price of a tyre and will save you money on both tyres and fuel economy, 

If you drive on country roads alot this can also put the alignment off; have you received any documentation from the garage to show the alignment figures?  

Most tracking alignment systems provide a print out for the customer.

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I should also mention that when I'm going around sharp corners and roundabouts there is a noticeable rubber sounding 'rubbing' coming from the tyres/suspension area (both sides) 

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36 minutes ago, Martin-Fiesta-MK6-1.4 said:

I should also mention that when I'm going around sharp corners and roundabouts there is a noticeable rubber sounding 'rubbing' coming from the tyres/suspension area (both sides) 

Thats quite a significant addition of information there: the rubbing sound I'd most likely the tyres rubbing the arches? That would wear them down significantly on the outer edges in a matter of weeks, 

Are the wheels the correct fitment for the vehicle and has the vehicle been lowered atall?

If you can; have a look around the spring and shock on both sides: look for signs of liquid as this would indicate the shock seals have deteriorated as result; there not dampening the lateral force when cornering etc. 

When both shocks are equally deteriorated; the vehicle will still pass an inspection because there wont be any imbalance, 

 

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Worn bushes on the lower arm, could be a problem, as could a broken spring (or two).  Another simple check is to look at the track rods, and that both sides are the same length 

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