Mini One D rear tyres wearing unevenly, possible cause?
My 2005 Mini One D rear tyres are wearing unevenly on the inside, by about 2mm. I check the tyre pressures every week when I fill up and they don't appear to be losing any pressure. Any idea what could be causing this? I have records from the previous owners and it seems to be doing this back in 2006, so maybe the BMW Dealer would fix this free of charge seeing as the fault was present while it was in warranty?
I have a Warranty Direct Extra Care Warranty in place now but I doubt it would cover any diagnostic testing?
it has to be a 4 wheel alignment and nothing else, its also worth looking seeing how close center of gravity are from you, they are some of the best and they travel about to different race tracks so might be near you
I had the same problem with my cooper. Inside edge was bald whilst outside was virtually untouched. Turned out the camber was out. Supposedly a common fault. Cost me about £35 to get it readjusted by a local garage (then another £220 for tyres!)
Yes, it does pull to one side quite a bit (can't remember which side though, left at a guess). I don't need to have my hands off the wheel to see, I have to fight the car just to keep it straight at times! Tramlines bad as well (especially when going over painted white lines) but from what I've read on here that's normal with 17" high performance tyres.
BTW, the legal tread is 1.6mm but do you think it is worth changing tyres @ 2.5mm?
My pair of slightly used Dunlop tyres with 7mm of tread arrived today (bought online) so I'm taking it into a garage to be fitted tomorrow. They also do 4-wheel alignment so hopefully my problems will be sorted after that.
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