Misshapen Tyres

Discussion in 'Wheels, Tyres, Brakes & Suspension' started by spinaltap, Feb 18, 2017.

  1. spinaltap

    spinaltap Active Member

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    My low-milage W169 had its annual service/mot at Mercedes, Birmingham yesterday.

    My attention was drawn to the rear tyres: the tread was within acceptable limits, but the rear tyres 'were misshapen'.

    I was informed that this wasn't dangerous, that the tyres were safe, but I might notice added road noise while driving.

    It doesn't sound safe.

    Advice?
     
  2. Vintage Racer

    Vintage Racer Active Member

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    Get them changed!
     
  3. whitenemesis

    whitenemesis MB Club Veteran

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    And increased vibrations..

    Change them to be safe
     
  4. a111r

    a111r MB Enthusiast

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    Did they send you video of it 'bumping' on the brake tester?

    Their description needs more info...flat spot, bulge, std, Chinese tyre.
     
  5. Chrishazle

    Chrishazle MB Enthusiast

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    I think I may also have mis-shapen tyres - mine are flatter at the bottom than the rest of the tyre!:D:D:D
     
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    rifiki Active Member

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    The problems start when the flat bit rotates.
     
  7. markwibbs

    markwibbs Active Member

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    We're getting our fronts changed for the same reason today - flatspots on old tyres led to noise which I thought was a wheel bearing.
    Low mileage means the car had sat for a long time and was incorrectly stored, so even if there is enough tread, get them changed. They'll probably be ancient anyway.
     

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