Ok, so I checked my rear tyres a few weeks ago. On the wear markers. Hmmm, I'll leave it till I get paid. Left it till payday, and checked them again - really low in the middle, but some tread on the outside. Pay day came around again. Really must get some tyres. Checked them last week. Yup, almost like slicks in the middle. Time to order. Looked around, and found some half decent tyres on the Kwik-Fit site - £105 (each) fitted & balanced - I'll go for those. Booked in for today. Didn't have the ones I ordered so I git two Uniroyal Rainsport 2s for £210 fitted. Bargain. AND I got full life out of my tyres. Until I saw the tyres that were removed. Down to the cords in a couple of patches on the inside edge - I hadn't see them. No excuses - I should know better. I've just been a bit too clever for my own good. I dread to think what could have happened. It will never happen again - lesson well and truly learnt. How many times have I criticised people who do this? What would I have said to my kids if I caught them with tyres in the same condition? So it might just be time to check your tyres. Across the whole width. Round the whole circumference. Now. P.S. I've just checked the fronts.