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    Default Is my car a tyre-holic?

    My car seems to have a tyre habit.

    About 4 months ago, I had to replace all 4 tyres because the fronts were worn out (usual wear and tear) and the rears had "castled". I had the tracking checked on all 4 wheels when the new ones were put on (on one of those flash machines that people on here recommend). But yesterday, my local mechanic told me that the rears both had flat spots!

    The only type of flatspotting I know of happens in F1 when they have a huge lock-up. I don't remember doing this in my car. What could be causing it? Is it the car or the tyres?

    Any advice warmly welcomed. I can't afford more rubber!!!!

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    I had a problem like this with another car - non vectra.

    Indipendant tyre chap reconed that it was the rear suspension not allowing the car to level correctly and caused the rear tyres to bounce ever so slightly mis-shaping them and then having to be replaced after only 9,000 in one case

    Renault said it was a load of rubbish but couldn't say why it was doing it - All I knew was that it ate tyres like they were going out of fashion!!

    Not really helping am I lol!!!
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    Can definitely be caused by duff rear springs/shocks/bushes.

    Phil

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigknill View Post
    yesterday, my local mechanic told me that the rears both had flat spots
    I had both my rear tyres on for 25K miles and sent them to Good Year for inspection
    This type of tyre wear is due to the car design
    The solution is to swap the rears to the front as they wear OR replace the rear tyres every 20K miles

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    Quote Originally Posted by m8internet View Post
    The solution is to swap the rears to the front as they wear OR replace the rear tyres every 20K miles
    I wouldn't mind changing them at 20k miles, at least that'd be a couple of years out of them. These have only been on for 4 months and about 5k miles.

    So is it likely to be an issue with the suspension?

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    Yes, the rear suspension on the Vectra is designed to load bear on the inside edges
    You can have it modified from the factory settings, but this can affect the handling and make it feel like yu are driving on ice

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