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Bald tires i just got new rear tires about two weeks and they are already almost bald. i was in an accident a few months back where i damaged the back of my car. i was wondering if that had anything to do with it and what could be the reason for going through tires so quick?

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You definitely have a wheel alignment problem. Body shops rarely check this unless it is obvious to YOUR eye. Take it to a really good tire shop where they have a four wheel alignment machine. Ask them if you can have a print-out of the end results. You don't need to have a clue what the print-out says, this just insures that they have good modern equipment and they are willing to let you check out the results.
Don't bother with the body shop, I can almost promise you they won't have a wheel alignment machine. Maybe you can chase down your insurer or the body shop for new tires. especially with a before and after print-out.

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Yup...your rear alignment is very out of specs that you are scrubbing the tires like erasers across the blacktop.  Insurance should have checked this after the rear end repair.

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