Car in bits again...
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Hampshire, UK
All of the above is true - but the Alfasud and Sprint have the most agressive negative camber of any production road car, so unless your driving is an endless sea of corners the inside edge of the tyre will always wear first.
One easy way to tell if its scrub or camber is to lightly run your hand over the tyre tread - if it snags at your hand in one direction or another it is a sure sign of "feathering" due to the toe setting. If there is no evidence of feathering then it is more likely to be camber-induced wear.
Swapping the front tyres from one side to the other can buy you a little time, by reversing the direction of scrub wear on the tyres, but once this type of wear starts, it is unlikely to stop, even if the cause of the problem has been rectified. So you are likely to have accelerated wear on this set of tyres whatever you do.
Tyre fitters can sometimes be wrong with their measurements, but this type of alignment should be pretty straightforward. Camber is not normally adjustable on these cars - it is highly negative at the front to increase FWD cornering grip.
Alfanauts are GO!!!