I pleased to be sitting hear writing this message, after looking at the state of the tyre I have been running around with (which has included motorway driving).
I got a puncture yesterday, pumped it up with the small compressor I had in the car and drove home. Checked it periodically on the way and it seemed to be OK. Moved the car fwd in steps to see if I could see anything stuck in the tread, nothing visible.
Plan was to go this afternoon and get the puncture repaired. Tread is near the wear indicator but thought I could get a few more weeks out of it.
Just back from Kwik-Fit and it was not until the wheel was off that it became clear how bl@@dy lucky I have been. The inside edge of the tyre is worn and there are 4 areas, each about 10 inches long, where the tread has split from the tyre.
The Kwik-Fit guy said he is seeing this a lot with performance cars where the faster you go it wears more on the inside (due to the geometry of the suspension) – sounded plausible but I’m sure a knowledgeable person on hear can confirm or deny.
Anyway, not finishing there, on closer inspection of the springs, both are broken. I have seen what happens when they break – I have been told that one side (I think it is the drivers side) can slip off and go into the tyre.
Would damaged spring result in excess wear on the very inside of the tyre? I got the car serviced a month ago, I recon the garage missed the broken springs – or is wear like this possible in say 4 weeks if both springs broke not long after the service.
Anyway , posted FYI, would recommend you give the inside of your tyres a check. This not a budget tyre…… PZero
Forgot to say,the other tyre is the same (worn on the inside) but it had not split yet. Got two nice shinny Dunlops now, but can't drive until the springs are done.