This is a UK query, sorry if the group is exclusively US....
I've had a lucky escape... I knew I needed new fronts but the guy at the
local Kwik-Fit also looked over the rears on my 37,000 mile, LX estate and
announced they were both down to the canvas on their inside edges.
I was gobsmacked because on both wheels all but the radiused part on the
inner edge looked like a new tyre. Unless you were looking for this wear,
you'd just do as I did, and assume all was well. I don't tow, the car really
does just do light duty stuff (shopping and 4 passengers max) and it sits
right with regard to height.
I've noticed that the estates seem to have 'kicked-out' wheels and I suppose
this wear results from this setup. The thing is, are they all like this, or
is mine an extreme example?
At £100 apiece I'm cheesed off to replace tyres that are 95% like new, but,
more than that, I'm concerned that this is a safety issue.