UNBELIEVABLE TIRE WEAR

Tiny
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  • 2010 CHRYSLER 300
  • 3.5L
  • 6 CYL
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 107,000 MILES
I am VERY concerned about an issue I am having with my 2010 Chrysler 300 Limited. It has 107,000 km on it, yet I am on my THIRD set of tires. The wear on the rear tires is so extreme and no one can tell me why. The last set did not even last 18,000 km. Brand new Continentals. They wear completely down the middle leaving the tire looking like racing slicks. No tread whatsoever in the middle and the fibreglass shredding and breaking through on the outside two inches. Has anyone ever experienced the same issue. One mechanic said we needed new struts and U joints. We had that repair done, yet still the same problem. I absolutely LOVE this car. 38 years driving and it is my favourite car of all time. Hubby says I have to sell it if we can't figure out whats wrong. :(
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Friday, May 30th, 2014 AT 6:11 AM

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Tiny
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Cheap tires/ hard gas pedal usage and over inflation are normal traits. Tires should be rotated every 7,000 miles for best usage and wear
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Friday, May 30th, 2014 AT 6:48 AM
Tiny
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$900 for a set of Continental Tires is hardly cheap. I am a 53 year old woman and the only one who drives my car. I am diligent about checking the inflation of the tires, due to the history with tires going bald like this and exploding into flats, seconds after the tire pressure light appears on the dash. I am not heavy on the gas pedal and rotate my tires every 5,000 miles or so when I have the oil changed. No disrespect, but I sincerely believe there is a problem BIGGER than the obvious that you state.
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Friday, May 30th, 2014 AT 7:00 AM
Tiny
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Well thee may very well be on that but it also depends on a tire compounds some of these like that are used on Mercedes and Cadillac have a tire life of 10,000 miles because theya re a soft compound and they are very expensive. Similar to yours but not knowing your car or never seen it I gave a general answer. A lot of tires stores will give you the mileage or about what you can expect. Not knowing what brand you use and whether they are a soft compound takes a lot into it. If it 's the same type of tire brand wise maybe try another brand. Like Michelin as they get fairly good mileage most of the time. If the tire is a soft compound it will give a good ride but wear quicker. Maybe it's an alignment problem with out looking or actually seeing the car makes it hard for us so we have to generalize. I've done this for 50 years and I've seen a lot f people complain about car/tire wear only to see them drive and then talk about how fast it goes etc. Not saying that is the case with you. All I can'tell you is to ask if the tire you are using is a soft compound at the tire store and that may be the problem. But just remember if you get a harder compounded tire it may effect your ride a little.
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Friday, May 30th, 2014 AT 7:27 AM
Tiny
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That's great information to have. I know being a female, sometimes, people in the auto industry try to take advantage. If I am prepared with questions they tend to be less likely to do so. I try to educate myself my consulting with guys like YOU! Thanks very much for helping out. I appreciate you taking the time to do so.
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Friday, May 30th, 2014 AT 8:35 AM
Tiny
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I'm sure if you ose a good question to mostly any mechanic they will give you a nice response and not try to blow you off. I've never taken advantage of anyone that I know of because there is so much going on with the amount of cars being built you don't need to do that besides it hurts your business in the end anyhow. Thanks for using 2car pros.
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Friday, May 30th, 2014 AT 9:24 AM

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