2008 Volvo C70 Q&A
2008 Volvo C70 Question: Rear wheel alignment causing tires to wear prematurely.
The inner shoulders of the new rear tires on my 2008 C70 are wearing prematurely. I want to change the alignment specs to minimize this wear. I don't drive the car in sport mode and don't care about any loss of handling. What specs should I use to realign my car? - Visitor
this is normal tire wear for most European cars, like Volvo, MB and BMW. this is called negative camber and it is not adjustable; this is the design of the car and you cannot change it. if you use a non-directional "H" rated tire, it can be "flipped" to extend tire wear. directional tires do not wear or perform well on any Euro car. - overbys
The factory specs usually don't cause premature tire wear. I suggest doing an alignment and based on the readings we can decide what is going on. Anything else is just an opinion. Do you have the old tires for us to examine? John O'C - Visitor