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Rear tires worn completely from inside to past center, 7300 miles

Following car from behind, visually evident rear tires are not traveling at a true 90 degree virtical position. Left tire pitched at approx. 5 o'clock off center. Exact oppisite in respect to righr rear tire

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Does the car have altered suspension? If so, you should be able to notice, but if you go to a mechanic, they can align the vehicle, and adjust the toe in, and camber to erect the tires again. Hope all goes well, good luck. Shouldn't be more than $60 to $90.

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