What pressure did you run the tires <tyres> at? is the wear Uniform?
i.e.did the rears wear out at the same time as well?
If the toe in/out is incorrect you can get an even rapid wear. You
might not drive like Micheal Schumacher but if you've got 3 aunt
Bertha's in your car and you drive regularly in the Dales with
numerous tight corners on steep hills driving close to the speed limit
you will scrub the tires off quite quickly.
If you drive in the Dales and you take your corners "square" that is
quite a good rate of wear.
If you're in Lincolnshire and drive like an experienced OAP I'd get
your alignment <tracking> checked.
Tyres run at 31psi (think this is what the door label says)... no heavy
loads, mainly just driver - live in Bedfordshire (close to Milton Keynes,
which is rounderbout city though)...
Even wear, different make of tyres on rear...
I believe all the tracking and geometry thing was done a year ago when the
tyres were fitted...
That being the case it is likely "normal" wear for those brand of
Keep in mind when you go to replace that a harder wearing tire might
not have the same traction. Try looking for a tire with a tread wear
rating of 300 plus (Toyo 800's used to hold up well as well as some
Michilens) ideally with an A temperature and traction rating
Another thing that can preserve tread depth is to wait until you are
rolling to turn your steering wheel. Turning your steering on a
stationary vehicle will scrub the tread off quite rapidly. Smoothly
around corners, smooth starts and stops, etc, etc will also preserve
tread, Though you do want tires to wear out before they become old,
hard and slippery
Best of luck
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