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Both front tyres have excessive wear after only a few thousand miles on the insides. Appears to be similar rate of wear on each tyre. Tracking adjusted last service, so unlikely to be that. Any ideas? Thanks

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I think a real good place to start would be to have a front end alignment, and struts and springs checked. Most alignment places will check front end all over before performing the alignment, to insure that it isn't worn parts causing the problem, as well as insuring that you aren't driving under dangerous conditions. Your problem could be as simple as a camber adjustment to correct negative camber.( tire is leaning inward at top, which causes tire at road surface to run on inside of tread.) Weak struts and springs are also a consideration, especially if still original on a 95' vehicle.
Here's a link that explains alignment pretty well to help you understand.
http://www.familycar.com/alignment.htm

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