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    Just had MOT done.
    One thing advised on was rear tyres worn on inner edge. Each tyre down to about 3 mm. I bought the car about 3 years ago and new tyres were fitted now done about 23k on them.
    No advisory about bushes worn anywhere and I even asked the tester.
    Any ideas what may cause as am a bit worried now.

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    It could be caused by too much negative camber, i.e. the wheels are leaning inwards at the top, which is a common issue on these cars. You'll need a 4 wheel alignment check to confirm that and correct it.

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    I did look at this from the back and it does look like you describe. How is it adjustable?

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    There are ecetric bolts on 2 of the suspension mounting points so they can adjust camber and toe.

    This is one of the locations:


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    What sort of cost to get this checked out and corrected please?
    I had a tyre blow out apparently due to the same issue...excessive wear on the rear inner edge.
    Should I go to Vauxhall to have this corrected or elsewhere?

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    If you shop around it will cost from £45 upwards towards £70 sometimes it depends if they make adjustments

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vauxhall Thru & Thru View Post
    What sort of cost to get this checked out and corrected please?
    I had a tyre blow out apparently due to the same issue...excessive wear on the rear inner edge.
    Should I go to Vauxhall to have this corrected or elsewhere?

    Find a place near to you on this website, they list the places that have the Hunter alignment equipment:

    http://www.alignmycar.co.uk/

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    as above... the hunter system is about the best around, providing the operator knows what he/she is doing

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    Just a quick update. I used the website above to find a local place which does full alignment. It took about 10 minutes to get a report on the current set-up, and guess what? Rear camber out by a mile. Also toeing on one side and front left caster slightly out.
    They went on to correct the camber and toe on both sides, and it's much better now - all running within limits. Hopefully this will result in reduced tyre wear.

    Thanks for the help again guys, much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vauxhall Thru & Thru View Post
    Just a quick update. I used the website above to find a local place which does full alignment. It took about 10 minutes to get a report on the current set-up, and guess what? Rear camber out by a mile. Also toeing on one side and front left caster slightly out.
    They went on to correct the camber and toe on both sides, and it's much better now - all running within limits. Hopefully this will result in reduced tyre wear.
    As commented on previously, it is best to have this performed as soon as you take ownership of the vehicle or at the first tyre renewal

    I have had this done every time, and even on new cars, has required adjustment on the first check
    Thereafter checking the front toe is enough to confirm it has not wandered
    If it has, decline the adjustment and go back for a full four wheel alignment adjustment (don't mention the front toe is out)

    Also, recommended after any and all suspension part renewals

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