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Location: Orange County, CA
Vehicle: 2008 SLK 55
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I bought a certified pre owned SLK 350 in August of 2014, it had new tires on it and had just been aligned. Since then, i have replaced the rear tires 3 times and 1 new alignment. 2 sets of Pirelli and one set of Michelins. I have 18 inch wheels. I have put 16K miles on the car in a little over 2 years, and i now need to put a 4th set of rears on ! Fronts are fine. I am 69 years old, i don't drive it hard. Is 5K/set "normal" wear. How many miles are others getting on rear tires ? Other than alignment, what else can be done ?
Would mind giving us more details about the tires?
What type of Pirelli's? Do you know the tread wear rating?
What type Michelin tires? Pilot Super Sports?
Do you check the cold tire inflation every month? Do you check the tread wear with a tread wear gauge? Measure across all grooves?
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Pewter(cubanitsilber metallic)/Beige, PIII package, Airscarf, Hands-Free Communication System, Lighting package; Designo Black Leather Cover on e-brake handle(Thank you Bill T), SmartTop v3.x, John's 3BFM, M113 AMG OEM air filters, Modified R170 ant., clear side-markers & front parking lamps w/error-free LEDs, chromed front & rear turn indicator lamps, steel mesh at battery bay cover & cabin air intake, sock-over-seatbelt buckles, belt-loop guide protectors, Lamin-X fog lamp protectors, bilateral rear fog lamps enabled, AMG crest on gear shift knob