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    • alz82
    • By alz82 10th May 18, 10:31 PM
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    Front Tyre Thread 3.4mm after 7000 miles??
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    • 10th May 18, 10:31 PM
    Front Tyre Thread 3.4mm after 7000 miles?? 10th May 18 at 10:31 PM
    Hi,

    I'm close to completing and just as close to withdraw from buying a car. One issue is that the front Tyre Thread 3.4mm after 7000 miles. Does that sound right? From my research thats way below. The back tyres are 6.0mm which sound fine, its just the front tyres that concern me.

    Any feedback would be appreciated.

    Thanks.
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    • walwyn1978
    • By walwyn1978 10th May 18, 10:39 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 10:39 PM
    Could be due to driving style, could be due to type of tyre - is it a low profile tyre? They wear out quicker. Powerful front wheel drive car and low profile tyres woukd go through rubber quickly....
    • maninthestreet
    • By maninthestreet 10th May 18, 10:42 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 10:42 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 10:42 PM
    If it's front wheel drive, you would expect them to wear more quickly than the rear tyres.
    "You were only supposed to blow the bl**dy doors off!!"
    • AndyMc.....
    • By AndyMc..... 10th May 18, 10:52 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 10:52 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 10:52 PM
    Hi,

    I'm close to completing and just as close to withdraw from buying a car. One issue is that the front Tyre Thread 3.4mm after 7000 miles. Does that sound right? From my research thats way below. The back tyres are 6.0mm which sound fine, its just the front tyres that concern me.

    Any feedback would be appreciated.

    Thanks.
    Originally posted by alz82
    There’s not many members with a crystal ball so make, model and type of tyre would help.
    • chrisw
    • By chrisw 10th May 18, 11:24 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 11:24 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 11:24 PM
    More important is whether they have worn evenly. Even wear is perfectly acceptable but uneven wear would point to something out of alignment.
    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 10th May 18, 11:33 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 11:33 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 11:33 PM
    Where are you buying this car from, a dealer or private seller? How do you know that the tyre/wheel is the original one that came from the factory?
    • marlot
    • By marlot 11th May 18, 5:38 AM
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    • 11th May 18, 5:38 AM
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    • 11th May 18, 5:38 AM
    My first company car was front wheel drive, and I drove it rather 'enthusiastically'.

    It needed new front tyres after 6,000 miles.
    • daveyjp
    • By daveyjp 11th May 18, 7:15 AM
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    • 11th May 18, 7:15 AM
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    • 11th May 18, 7:15 AM
    Depends on car and tyres fitted. My X type ate front tyres, regardless of brand. Three sets in 30,000 miles.

    Aygo was fitted with poor tyres from new. Even with a front to back swap all four were renewed after 12,000 miles. Replaced with Toyos and after 8,000 miles they were barely worn.

    Current car has done 33,000 and all four tyres well within the limit. 40,000 shouldn't be a problem.
    • fatbelly
    • By fatbelly 11th May 18, 7:55 AM
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    • 11th May 18, 7:55 AM
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    • 11th May 18, 7:55 AM
    I've got Continentals on a Seat Mii and they're wearing like that, though not quite as bad. They handle well but are the worst tyres for wear that I've had, on any car.
    • d0nkeyk0ng
    • By d0nkeyk0ng 11th May 18, 8:08 AM
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    I have sporty front tyres. They last maximum 10k miles. Sometimes less. Depends on how aggressively I drive.


    As above, if the tyres are evenly worn, then at some point you'll replace them. No issue. If there's uneven wear, something's not right and that would concern me.
    • angrycrow
    • By angrycrow 11th May 18, 8:16 AM
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    I once managed to eat a set of front tyres in about 10000 in a 60 bhp Punto. I was using every single one of those horses to make up for the lack of power. Rears were still the ones on the car when I bought it even after I put 30000 miles on the car.
    • alz82
    • By alz82 11th May 18, 12:27 PM
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    Could be due to driving style, could be due to type of tyre - is it a low profile tyre? They wear out quicker. Powerful front wheel drive car and low profile tyres woukd go through rubber quickly....
    Originally posted by walwyn1978
    Its not a low profile tyre. Its a VW Touran with manufacture Pirelli tyres.
    • alz82
    • By alz82 11th May 18, 12:28 PM
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    Where are you buying this car from, a dealer or private seller? How do you know that the tyre/wheel is the original one that came from the factory?
    Originally posted by neilmcl
    Buying from a VW dealer. The Pirelli tyre they use is the same on all the Touran's i've seen on the 2016 model.
    • alz82
    • By alz82 11th May 18, 12:30 PM
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    There’s not many members with a crystal ball so make, model and type of tyre would help.
    Originally posted by AndyMc.....
    I thought you all had crystal balls?! ;-)

    VW Touran with Pirelli Cinturato tyres.
    • alz82
    • By alz82 11th May 18, 12:31 PM
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    More important is whether they have worn evenly. Even wear is perfectly acceptable but uneven wear would point to something out of alignment.
    Originally posted by chrisw
    According to the dealer both front tyres are 3.4mm so thats a little good news then!
    • foxy-stoat
    • By foxy-stoat 11th May 18, 2:02 PM
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    How many mm's did the front tyres have when you bought it?
    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 11th May 18, 2:07 PM
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    Buying from a VW dealer. The Pirelli tyre they use is the same on all the Touran's i've seen on the 2016 model.
    Originally posted by alz82
    Yes, but the dealer could've swapped the original wheels/tyres with another vehicle they were selling previously. Quite common really.
    Last edited by neilmcl; 11-05-2018 at 2:14 PM.
    • alz82
    • By alz82 11th May 18, 2:30 PM
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    Yes, but the dealer could've swapped the original wheels/tyres with another vehicle they were selling previously. Quite common really.
    Originally posted by neilmcl
    A very good point and something i feel has happened.
    • bobbymotors
    • By bobbymotors 11th May 18, 5:25 PM
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    Yes, but the dealer could've swapped the original wheels/tyres with another vehicle they were selling previously. Quite common really.
    Originally posted by neilmcl
    I doubt it'svery common at all. I sold 5000 cars and never did it once.

    Think about it. A pair of budget new on a car =£90?

    Or pay someone to swap them over (£30?) and STILL have one car with worn out tyres?

    No brainer. there are lots of things the motor trade do to save money. This is not one of them, too much effort for no return.
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