Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Drives: 2004 Pontiac Vibe; 2002 Hyundai Elantra VE
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alignment bad, tires shredded, 40K??
My wife, who infrequently drives our 2007 EX-V6, took it into a shop near her workplace to have an oil change today. When she came back to collect the car, she was told that the car was in bad need of an alignment, and that one of the tires was worn so bad it was down to the metal--she told my wife "you need a full new set of tires, this car is unsafe to drive as-is."
The car is at about 40K. We bought it used from a car dealership, and the car had only one previous owner--an 80-year-old lady. The original tires are still on it. Even with a bad alignment, is it really normal for the tires to be THAT worn?? Would we have any kind of recourse with warranty on the tires at this point? That seems crazy to have the tires wear out so dramatically at such an early stage!