NWR EV thread

The pattern on the top tyre will have been made in the few hundred metres he drove with it flat. However, it's true that MX tyres/rear suspension are often badly adjusted. It doesn't help that the car drops the suspension when at speed, and the geometry is insufficiently tolerant to avoid a pivot of the wheel, resulting in uneven wear (which is indeed common) as seen in the lower tyre. Getting a proper wheel alignment is recommended, but very few garages have the appropriate equipment. But, yes, Tesla sucks in nearly as many ways as it delights!
 
The pattern on the top tyre will have been made in the few hundred metres he drove with it flat. However, it's true that MX tyres/rear suspension are often badly adjusted. It doesn't help that the car drops the suspension when at speed, and the geometry is insufficiently tolerant to avoid a pivot of the wheel, resulting in uneven wear (which is indeed common) as seen in the lower tyre. Getting a proper wheel alignment is recommended, but very few garages have the appropriate equipment. But, yes, Tesla sucks in nearly as many ways as it delights!
The other was as bad pretty much. B2CEE712-9BDB-46D5-B630-50547F11FA33.jpeg
 
This prompted me to have my rear tyres checked despite them passing their MOT only 2 months ago. Oh and the fact that my wife hit a kerb and took chunks out of them and the other was slowly deflating too…! Sure enough, both were no longer really road legal and the slowly deflating one had a screw in it!
 
Funnily enough, I was at CostCo today to have my tyres replaced. The garage I go to in Cheltenham (which I love because it gives an excuse to visit Champignon Sauvage or Prithvi) had said back in January that my tyres had only about 4,000 miles on them before they'd have to be replaced. I think I've put on a good 5,000 miles, so toddled along to have the CrossClimates fitted. It was only when the car was on the lift that it seemed to me that the wear wasn't that bad. The manager measured the tread with his gauge and said there was probably about 4,000 miles left!
So we ended up putting the Michelins in the boot and I came home.
Not a completely wasted trip. Picked up some Tondonia 09 and Meerlust 17 among other various bits and bobs.
 
My MG5 ev has a large boot and a large well under the floor for a spare wheel.

Obviously it comes as standard with no wheel, a big piece of polystyrene to fill the well and a can of tyre goo.
Having now seen a picture of the MG5 it does like like a rather tall estate type car so I would expect a large boot. And I was comparing my Hybrid 3 series with a diesel 3 series and there is a significant difference in boot capacity (counted in cases of wine ;) )
 
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