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Old 12-25-2005, 07:02   #1 (permalink)
Tiscali
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Excessive Tyre Wear on Fiesta?

Hi,

my Continental EcoContiContact EP 175-6514TR tyres on the front of a 3 year
old diesel
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...

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Old 12-25-2005, 12:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Excessive Tyre Wear on Fiesta?

On Sun, 25 Dec 2005 14:11:35 -0000, "Tiscali" <kegler@tiscali.co.uk>
wrote:

>Hi,
>
>my Continental EcoContiContact EP 175-6514TR tyres on the front of a 3 year
>old diesel
>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.
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Old 12-25-2005, 13:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Excessive Tyre Wear on Fiesta?

hiya,

as joe says, plus you've got quite a heavy engine, on relatively small tyres
doing all the driving, steering and braking. 15k miles ain't too bad.

m


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Old 12-31-2005, 05:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Excessive Tyre Wear on Fiesta?

"joe schmoe" <me@virgin.not> wrote in message
news:02utq1tccp4jkev246biqda3a80c6c58qf@4ax.com...
> On Sun, 25 Dec 2005 14:11:35 -0000, "Tiscali" <kegler@tiscali.co.uk>
> wrote:
>
>>Hi,
>>
>>my Continental EcoContiContact EP 175-6514TR tyres on the front of a 3
>>year
>>old diesel
>>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...

--
Susan


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Old 01-09-2006, 05:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Excessive Tyre Wear on Fiesta?

On Sat, 31 Dec 2005 12:35:26 -0000, "Tiscali" <kegler@tiscali.co.uk>
wrote:

><snip>
>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...


That being the case it is likely "normal" wear for those brand of
tires (tyres).

Keep in mind when you go to replace that a harder wearing tire might
not have the same traction. Try looking for a tire with a tread wear
rating of 300 plus (Toyo 800's used to hold up well as well as some
Michilens) ideally with an A temperature and traction rating

Another thing that can preserve tread depth is to wait until you are
rolling to turn your steering wheel. Turning your steering on a
stationary vehicle will scrub the tread off quite rapidly. Smoothly
around corners, smooth starts and stops, etc, etc will also preserve
tread, Though you do want tires to wear out before they become old,
hard and slippery

Best of luck
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