IT’S WORTH buying a tyre tread depth indicator to keep a check on tread wear patterns. Worn or incorrectly adjusted suspension and steering components can rapidly cause uneven wear of the tyre treads. Take three readings of the tread depth, and note them down to make a permanent record for monitoring the wear. It’s best to take the readings at the valve position so they can be taken at the same position at the next service, thus making a true comparison of how the tyre is wearing. This allows adverse wear patterns to be spotted early, and remedial work carried out well before the tyre is ruined. Check for rim damage on both edges. Minor kerb marks here need the corrosion rubbed back and touched up with laquer to prevent it spreading. Check that treads have an even wear rate across the width. If one tyre is unevenly worn, suspect suspension defects and expect handling issues. Check all tyre pressures are to specification when cold. Inspect the inner and outer sidewalls for cuts, swelling and other distortion. Check the security and condition of this electrical harness connector on the chassis in the left rear wheel arch. Best to cover it.