Ford has always built their front-wheel-drive cars with messed up alignment that creates a real smooth ride at the huge expense of tire wear. Good ride quality sells new cars. They don't care about tire wear later. The place to start is by having the rear tire wear inspected at a tire and alignment shop. They may also have aftermarket kits available that allow some alignment correction to improve tire wear. Uneven tire wear can be the result of the two tires steering in different directions, and it can CAUSE tires to try to go in different directions. The car will typically follow the tire with the most weight on it and the other one will slide along. When that tire with the most traction suddenly hits water, snow, or even a pot hole, the car will momentarily follow the other tire. That creates a very unstable and irritating feeling. Some Ford front-wheel-drive cars will wear out a pair of tires in as little as 15,000 miles. Your mechanic will be able to show you any tire wear and explain it further.
Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 AT 2:22 AM