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nickw90 Avatar
6y, 9m agoPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
Took my BMW in for a service and they said I need 3 new tyres.

I knew this anyway, one of my friends noticed the other day they were going bald on the outside of the tyre, but fine on the inside. The tracking is fine according to BMW and all they can attribute it to is "driving style". Now I'm not being funny but the only time I use my car is for work or Uni, both of which I take about two turns during the whole journey (I live just off a busy A road). So my question is, how can straight line driving lead to such uneven wearing of the tyres?

I've had the car 4 months, it was an approved used car from a BMW dealer and I've done around 4,000 miles. The dealer doesn't care and won't even give me a discount off new tyres..

Don't get me wrong I understand the costs related to maintaining a car, but I'm not happy they're attributing what looks like quite a problem, to my "driving style" - most likely because I'm younger than the average beemer driver.

Any advice? Or will I just have to jog on down to ATS on Monday..
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6y, 9m agoPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
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#1
Front or rear tyres that are worn that way?
banned#2
tyres must have been borderline when you purchased 4000 miles 4 months ago?

hmm
it MUST be the tracking ( too much toe in) to wear only the outside on front, i would suggest a check (often free check) at a decent other place

plus yes, buy your tyres from somewhere independent of main dealer for best prices

my ford was wearing the inside front for a while, one place said tracking was fine (im sure they took to short a time to measure anything properly, took it to somewhere else and it was 3mm toeing out off the proper setting of 0.5mm + or - .5mm, after that the steering felt much better (not that i felt it was wrong before) and the new tyres dont wear wonky
#3
Are you checking your tyre pressures regulary as low pressure will cause them to wear on the outside,
#4
Tracking. Check your balancing too.
#5
Front tyres are worn that way, and the offside rear tyre just needs replacing anyway.

I never really checked the tyres when I bought it to be honest - I was too busy checking for other things. ATS said it's probably not the tracking also, but also said they're skeptical about blaming it on the driving style. The dealer is going on about stringent standards their approved cars must meet, and that's how they know the tyres were fine when it was sold - sounds like BS to me.

ATS have a good deal on at the moment, 25% off when you buy 4 tyres, so I'll go and grab some Dunlops off them if needs be.
#6
most likely because I'm younger than the average beemer driver


[COLOR="Red"]I had a Beemer when I was 17.

Now I've got an Aston Martin. :)[/COLOR]
#7
tonyg1962
Are you checking your tyre pressures regulary as low pressure will cause them to wear on the outside,


If it's low pressure, they usually wear on both the outside and the inside of the tyre.
#8
The JFK
[COLOR="Red"]I had a Beemer when I was 17.

Now I've got an Aston Martin. :)[/COLOR]


"most likely because I'm younger than the average beemer driver"

Gratz btw.
[helper]#9
Try this place for prices http://www.tyre-shopper.co.uk/ - it includes free fitting at National Tyres
#10
The JFK
[COLOR="Red"]I had a Beemer when I was 17.

Now I've got an Aston Martin. :)[/COLOR]


yeah i sold you my old AM when i got my lambo :-D
#11
tregs
Try this place for prices http://www.tyre-shopper.co.uk/ - it includes free fitting at National Tyres


use code mw1097 for 7 or 10% not sure discount:thumbsup:

not sure about the code just had a look but i cant seem to find where you enter it.

found the place to enter it but code isn't working soz
#12
tregs
Try this place for prices http://www.tyre-shopper.co.uk/ - it includes free fitting at National Tyres


yes thats a good place to check
#13
The JFK
[COLOR="Red"]I had a Beemer when I was 17.

Now I've got an Aston Martin. :)[/COLOR]


You had a focus
#14
strike
You had a focus


[COLOR="Red"]Yes I did.

I learned in my Focus. I then had my Focus for a couple of months before I got my Beemer (when I was still 17).

Hence why I said I had a Beemer when I was 17.

I also got my Aston Martin when I was 17.

Being 17 was a good year. :)[/COLOR]
#15
The Aston looks sooo much better than your 66k BMW

http://www.shopstore24.com/images/Aston%20Martin%20Electric%20Ride%20on%20Toy%20Car.jpg

Which colour you got? & was it the 6Volt or 12Volt?
banned#16
someone please tell me when hotukdeals turned into piston heads
#17
My 'Little tykes cozy coupe' would **** all over your Aston,
Its not the car,its the driver :thumbsup:
#18
had the same with mine .. bmw garage said bushes were gone, had them replaced and worked a treat - mine did use to veer to the right slightly though !!
#19
Thank you for all of the useful replies - looks like I'll be footing the bill.

I'll price some up now on the websites suggested.

Thanks again! :)

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