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    Uneven Rear Tyre Wear

    My A3 Sportback Sport has got to 16k miles and needs new front tyres, both have worn evenly if not a bit more down the middle suggesting tyre pressure could be a bit lower in future. I am happy with that.

    BUT the rear tyres, I have discovered, have worn badly on the outer edges (1.6mm outer edge 5mm inner edge) which I am extremely unhappy about.

    I have had the tracking checked and all is OK, Mr Audi says this is normal, I am thinking half my rear tyre life has been wasted.

    The car is running on standard factory suspension, wheels etc

    Any thoughts on this problem??
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    sounds like wheels were not correctly balanced

    steer clear of Audi when the time comes to purchase tyres, find a reputable local fitter

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    You've had the tracking done, but have you had proper 4 wheel alignment done? Costs anywhere from £50 upwards depending on how far out your wheels are.

    I wouldn't have thought it is the balancing that is at fault as you would be experiencing some vibrations through the floor.
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