I have done a couple of searches for information on wheel alignment but nothing seems to quite fit the problem I currently have.
You see I have uneven tyre (tire) wear on outside of the front nearside wheel. I had the wheel alignment checked and supposedly rectified by a reputable tyre and exhaust outlet when I last purchased new tyres for my W202 C Class.
But the problem has returned to haunt me!!
Thing is the steering is fine, straight as an arrow and I am quite confident taking my hands off the steering wheel at speeds of up to 70mph (I don't make a habit of this by the way)
I have had the wheel bearings and track rod ends checked and the body alignment is spot on. It drives and corners like it is on rails and yet... this damn tyre wear is still there.
Today I took it to another tyre specialist who refused to touch it on the grounds that I "would have to take it to a main Mercedes-Benz dealer as they would have to have special weights fitted to the car or the re-alignment would not work" !!!!
To say I was surprised was an understatement!!
How I wonder, does the weight of passengers or a full boot/trunk and or petrol tank factor into this equation? I have worked in engineering for well over thirty years and whilst I accept that some top of the range computer controlled suspension system might require such tender loving care, we are only talking a solid old C Class here and a basic classic at that!!
Can anyone please let me know what the facts are regarding this situation?
I have no objection to taking my car to a MB main dealer, but I do not have a local one so it involves a bit of a journey/time/money etc.