Car: 2012 2.2 Milano Red
Join Date: 8th March 2015
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New All Season Tyres (Goodyear Vector)
Just had four new tyres fitted. Did my market research, coincided with a Goodyear offer a few months ago.
Fitted yesterday. Impressed with the fitters. They used a torque wrench to tighten the wheel nuts and I rechecked them with my own torque wrench after fifty miles as recommended. Nitro inflated the tyres which I gather is more dense than air and together with other properties is good them.
As usual I was asked whether the front tracking should be checked and aware of how quickly the tread can be scrubbed with the alignment out agreed and predictably I was told it was out of alignment. By 1 mm. Agreed to have it adjusted at a cost of £30.00.
Being reasonably car savvy I wondered when I was driving away, how accurately can the alignment really be adjusted. 1 mm is a tiny measurement in the scale of things and the tyres that came off had plenty of tread and looked as they had worn fairly evenly over 20,000 miles. Multiply every car that has new front tyres fitted and a high proportion of owners accepting what they are told and having their tracking geometry adjusted and it must amount to quite a lot of money at £30.00 a throw..
Not complaining. Just a thought and accept that its correct and that a possible misalignment has been corrected, which will mean the tyres might last a bit longer.
Any views on how critical such a small amount would be and whether such a small amount is actually measureable.?.
Last edited by poor1; 14th October 2018 at 08:20.