Re: Excessive Tyre Wear on Fiesta?
"joe schmoe" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> On Sun, 25 Dec 2005 14:11:35 -0000, "Tiscali" <email@example.com>
>>my Continental EcoContiContact EP 175-6514TR tyres on the front of a 3
>>Ford Fiesta are at an average tread depth of 2mm - these were new one year
>>ago and have done 15,000 English miles; is this acceptable?
>>btw, the wear is even, and no, I do not drive like Michael Schumacher...
>>Thanks in advance...
> What pressure did you run the tires <tyres> at? is the wear Uniform?
> i.e.did the rears wear out at the same time as well?
> If the toe in/out is incorrect you can get an even rapid wear. You
> might not drive like Micheal Schumacher but if you've got 3 aunt
> Bertha's in your car and you drive regularly in the Dales with
> numerous tight corners on steep hills driving close to the speed limit
> you will scrub the tires off quite quickly.
> If you drive in the Dales and you take your corners "square" that is
> quite a good rate of wear.
> If you're in Lincolnshire and drive like an experienced OAP I'd get
> your alignment <tracking> checked.
Tyres run at 31psi (think this is what the door label says)... no heavy
loads, mainly just driver - live in Bedfordshire (close to Milton Keynes,
which is rounderbout city though)...
Even wear, different make of tyres on rear...
I believe all the tracking and geometry thing was done a year ago when the
tyres were fitted...