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Old 16th August 2013, 10:45   #16
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Hi, no offences to any 1, no automobile is perfect whether it is the very high end car. Problem's are bound to come, the only the needful rectification needs to be done by the manufacturer so, the problem is taken care once for all.

xuv2390 - Please don't wait on the workshop's commitment of testing it with new tyres, chances are very high it will never reach, the reason for the same is very very few people purchase tyres from dealer (expensive than market rate).

My suggestion is - The tires can also be checked from new vehicle in their stockyard also, if the requirement is not of Apollo then the second option is you can try out or rather ask the workshop manager to check the noise complaint by taking tyre of any car in the workshop which come for service of different make, bridgestone, Michelin, yoko's .

I am dead sure you will get few vehicles with different make of tyres fixed on the vehicle.

Your vehicle's concern is noise complaint and the same can be checked with any better make of tyres required only for few minutes from another in workshop for few minutes. Rather the initiative needs to be taken from the workshop, they are aware of the solution but not taking the same from their end. Todays workshop's are not at all customer friendly and helpful only interested in ripping us apart and carrying out warranty jobs under payment basis and running away from customers problem along with solution.

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I have been in touch with the company owned workshop and their manager. He seems to be helpful but at the end of the day the entire story keeps re-winding! I will wait and watch for a couple of more days and then initiate some action.
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Hello All,

I have one query from a very close friend of mine and I place it as communicated.

"Car is 3 years old, I20 Diesel. Approx running 51K till date and in this duration he had to change tires twice because of wear out. Both times it were the front pair. Every time it has been replaced with Bridgestone tubeless. To compare with this wear and tear, he has a Wagon R too, with approx 80K on the odo, on which the tires have been replaced only once (front wheels). Both the cars are single owner driven mainly on Pune city roads.

One worthy point worth mentioning in this context is that the 4 bolts which holds the tire to the axle on either side gets pretty hot even after driving for approx 5 kms. This is not the case with the rear wheels and nor with his Wagon R or City. As per the service center guys this is pretty normal for such a short distance of travel"


Personally I know him to be very passionate about his cars and therefore there will be no case of harsh riding or sudden acceleration and then braking immediately.

Please can someone advise if there is some known issue with the I20s or something else needs to be checked / altered etc for a better tire life. Also with regards to the bolts getting hot, is this a known phenomenon with other I20s as well?

Please advise.
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Hello All,

I have one query from a very close friend of mine and I place it as communicated.

"Car is 3 years ....... checked / altered etc for a better tire life. Also with regards to the bolts getting hot, is this a known phenomenon with other I20s as well?

Please advise.
2 tire changes in 50K is not normal. I assume the average commuter tires would last at-least 35K plus.

Please ask your friend to check the following.

1. The clearance of the brakes and if the wheels are rotating freely by raising the car on a car lift.

2. Checking the alignment of the front wheel.

Please check and revert.
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2 tire changes in 50K is not normal. I assume the average commuter tires would last at-least 35K plus.

Please ask your friend to check the following.

1. The clearance of the brakes and if the wheels are rotating freely by raising the car on a car lift.

2. Checking the alignment of the front wheel.

Please check and revert.
Thank you for your very prompt response.
The alignment etc are checked on regular intervals of 4-5k kilometers and there is no obstruction on free wheel movement.

A point worth mentioning is that the heating has started more recently than the wear and tear problem (after second time the tires were replaced). He further informs me that the brake pads were changed recently but still the heating problem persists.

So basically it boils down to two issues :-

1 > Abnormal wear and tear of front wheel pair.
2 > Excessive heating of the front wheel bolts.
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2 > Excessive heating of the front wheel bolts.
Can you try swapping the bolts from the rear to the front wheels?

Perchance were the bolts changed during the 2nd tire change?

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