Tire Wear

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Old 09-07-08, 01:08 PM
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Tire Wear

My rear tires have been wearing badly for a few years. I wasn't going to fix it since the car isn't worth much anymore, but if I put new tires on it they will be shot in no time.

The tires are bumpy if you run your hand over them. Is this a strut problem perhaps?
 
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Old 09-07-08, 01:14 PM
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probably worn struts, what year and model car is it?

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Old 09-07-08, 04:33 PM
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Have you rotated the tires every 6,000 miles? The tires will become choppy if you do not rotate them.
 
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Old 09-07-08, 07:02 PM
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It is a 95 Cavalier Z24
It's my work car.

I don't rotate the tires every 6000. I only typically do that around 15,000. The front tires are just fine though.
Currently 25,000 miles on the tires.
 
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Old 09-08-08, 03:51 AM
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try pushing down vigorously on the rear end of the vehicle, see if it bounces or comes back up easily if so you probably need struts, by the way what is the vehicle milage, have the struts ever been changed? when changing out the struts check all rubber bushing to make sure no broken or badly damaged bushing exist. you will need a 4 wheel alignment after changing out the struts.

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Old 09-08-08, 07:18 PM
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On front wheel drive cars, the rear tires chop due to lack of tire rotation. On rear wheel drives, the fronts chop. Thats why the fronts on your car are fine. The rear shocks may be in need of replacement, but you need to rotate them tires sooner, 15,000 miles is plenty enough to trash tires.
 
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