Originally Posted by Mike and Gloria
Had the dealer look at the axle. They checked it out and determined it was the tire pressure not the axle. We had already replaced the tires so will keep an eye on them but feel like that may have been the problem.
The dealer's assessment surprises me a bit.
I recently did some reading on tire wear patterns because my tires were badly worn - now changed.
From what I read on numerous websites - many supported with descriptive diagrams or photos - they said that a tire worn on one side only was most likely indicative of an alignment problem, whereas overpressure would result in excessive wear at the centre of the tread and under pressure would show up by excessive wear on both the inside and the outside of the tread.
That all seemed logical to me.
My tires very much showed the inside / outside wear pattern. I discussed this with our local AS dealer who told me that he also felt to was pressure related but that if the wear was on one side only, then an alignment check would be warranted.
I have the new tires on now and plan on running at higher pressures - we'll see how it goes.