2008 Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC Q&A
2008 Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC Question: Why are my front tires wearing out so much more quickly than the rear?
Here are the tire specs: Continental ContiProContact (Grand Touring All-Season) Size: 245/40R18 LRR: Low Rolling Resistance Sidewall Style: Blackwall Serv. Desc: 93V UTQG: 400 AA A I check and adjust the tire pressure monthly as needed to factory specifications 31 psi front, 35 psi rear. New tires bought at 42,710 miles, (3rd set, I believe, as car was pre-owned). Car now has about 54,250 miles on it and front tires look like they will be down to tread wear indicators in about 6 months. No leaks from front thrust link bushings. Could be a couple of bent rims or alignment issue? Tread wear appears to be even. - Richard H.
alignment could be an issue, but as well the car maker suggests the required air pressure that they think makes the car perform at its best. i have 11 years in the tire business and i have found that running even pressure all the way around in this case on your car may actually improve mileage a great deal. try running 35psi all round. - tunnelram