tracking keeps going out which needs a new tyre

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Hi - I wonder if anyone can help me. I have a Citreon C3 VTR+ 2010 plate with only 35000 miles. My problem is that the tracking keeps going out and I have to put on new tyres. The last set only lasted 7000 miles and of course I am going through petrol like no-ones business. Does anyone have any suggestions as to why the tracking keeps going - unless of course it is these blessed potholes!!! -
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Hi Roger and Jo.

Potholes are a possible cause of your problem but there are other things to check for.

It could be that there is a worn or broken component in the suspension. Until this is checked and eliminated or repaired you can't get anything set up properly.

When you get your alignment checked do you just look at the front wheels or all four, also do you check for just the toe in or a full check including caster and camber? You mention a problem with petrol consumption which would suggest that it could be an alignment problem with the rear wheels. The problem may not show on the rear tyres but can cause all sorts of issues with tyre and suspension wear.

If everything checks out then I'm afraid its down to potholes and kerbs
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Thank you for that. I will get my husband to read your reply. Really appreciate your help. Jo
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I have used F1 Autocentres to diagnose a similar problem with the geometry, unexpected tyre wear. You get all 4 wheels checked and a comprehensive, yet easy to read diagram of what the readings were and if they are within tolerance. Booking a session online can save money.
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Missing Lincs is correct mine dose the same but haven't got round to doing it, it's a bad fault and easily over looked
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