I had my 20k (done at 22k tho) service done about 3 weeks ago and at that time the report stated 40% left on the front tyres and 60% on rear.
Im now at 24k and the car went in to follow up on something they didnt fix @ service time and they are telling me my front tyres are illegal.!! This was just this morning they tell me this.
I do NOT spin my wheels EVER.
My rear tyres are almost as good as new, my front left is about 5-10% more worn then the front right. He said the front left was illegal and the front right is almost illegal.
He then promts me to replace the tyres while the car is in for this fixup. I immediatley assume he is just trying to make some money from this visit.. but im confused, wtf do I believe.
The right left front IS showing the little red marks on the tyres which indicate wear.
What do I do?
Also.. if I do replace 2 tyres.. do I put the new ones on the front? (replace the current worn tyres) or put the new ones to the back and 'old' tyres to the front?
The was a discussion here..
about this.. but im not sure.. as the following was then stated.
New tyres to the rear, no matter if your FWD or RWD. I've been doing it and advising it for years...... and I used to do wheel alignments for a living.
Have a look at the Pirelli, Michelin, whatever websites & ask the technical people who deal with tyres all day....
Here's a copy/paste from one of my previous forum rants when someone advocated new tyres on the front:
From the Pirelli web site:
In general, when fitting two new tyres, they should be fitted to the rear irrespective of whether the vehicle is front or rear wheel drive.
New Tyres to the Rear
An analysis of technical enquiries received through the Pirelli Technical "Hot Line" has confirmed the belief that many customers - dealers and users alike - are of the opinion that, when only two tyres are replaced on a car, they should be fitted to the front "axle". This was undoubtedly the case a number of years ago when it was felt that the retention of vehicle control was more critical with front wheel deflations and, therefore, that the new, and thus less vulnerable tyres should be fitted to the front.
However, the current recommendation on the part of the tyre Industry is, as a general rule, NEW TYRES TO THE REAR. This applies to both front and rear wheel drive cars.
Primarily, the justification is increased safety, particularly in the wet, where it has been demonstrated that, with the partly worn tyres fitted to the rear, their diminished water dispersal capability leads to a greater tendency towards oversteer and thus loss of control. Similarly, straight line braking, in the wet can be adversely affected.
It is also arguable that used tyres are more prone to punctures and since it has now been established that rear deflations are more likely to cause loss of control, this is another reason for fitting new tyres to the rear.
As a secondary benefit for the owners of low mileage front wheel drive cars, the switching of the partly worn rear tyres to the front, enabling the new tyres to be fitted to the rear, creates a cycle which helps prevent their deterioration due to ageing/prolonged exposure. The rear tyres wear relatively slowly and leaving them in their original positions for a prolonged period can result in the need to replace them before they are significantly worn.
Note: There are certain circumstances where the principle of NEW TYRES TO THE REAR does not or may not apply. For example:
where the front and rear tyre sizes are different.
where the two new tyres are of a lower speed rating.
where the PZero SystemÃ¢â€žÂ¢ (directional tyre at the front, asymmetric at the rear) is adopted.
with certain combinations of winter and summer tyres.
on certain four wheel drive vehicles where it would result in significant differences in tread depth.