2004 Mercedes-benz slk320 excessive wear on front tires on 2004 Mercedes-Benz SLK320

Have not noticed any problems with the driving, this will be the 5th set of tires for front this yr. The tires are wearing even with slight feathering.

by in Oklahoma City, OK on December 13, 2008
2 answers
ANSWER by on December 15, 2008
http://repairpal.com/car_types Go to the Repairpal estimator and under the common problems section it talks about excessive tire wear. Irregular and premature tire wear can be caused by the lower control arm bushings cracking and causing excessive movement at the control arm pivot point. Ball joints can also wear out prematurely, causing similar tire wear symptoms.
ANSWER by on January 20, 2011
The first thing I would do is to have the front end inspected and the alignment checked on the vehicle.
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