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Hi I had my car on the road for 4 straight years (2004 to 2008)without any problem with the tires until it was observed worn out. Anyhow, I replaced all 4 tires back in Dec 08, and until Aug 09 one of the wheel front tyre was observed to have unbalance worn out. Tire rotation/alignment/balancing was made on that month, and in this month May 2010 both the front tires was observed to have worn out. meaning to say I hve 3 tires require for change out. My question is how come in the first 4 years I have no problem with my tires at all, and after the change of new tires then the problem occurred? Wheel bearing had been checked and it was fine. Please advice....thanks

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Obviously something is worn,or several things,that are causing the tire wear. You needed to get a start on diagnosing the problem about a year ago. I can not speculate on anything without the vehicle. The first four years,your vehicle was newer and didn't have any significant wear.

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