Yesterday I noticed a screw right in the middle of my left rear tyre.
So I pops off to Kwik Fit, who normally are brilliant at fixing these (sometimes for free even!!).
Now I knew the rears were close to the limit, I'd swapped them from the front last year, and I was hoping to make them last until payday in a few weeks, but Kwikm Fit said they wouldn't fix them due to the state of them - which is actually fair enough and I agree.
They only pair they had in for 205/50 16 were continentals at £105 each. I couldn't afford these, went away and rang some other local dealers.
Eventually I've ended up with 2 Nankang Ex-500's for £60 each - fitted.
Now, and my main point really, these have quite a big blankish tyre wall and it seems to causing quite a disturbing handling trait.
Going down the motorway at say 70/80 if I suddenly jink left or right (only a few feet) the front (still got originals michelins on after 37,000 mls!!) will turn imediately, then, say a split second later you can feel the back catch up. Its sort of a delayed reaction, like the back is squirming on the tyre walls and then getting back into line.
They seem to grip ok, but has anyone else noticed this sort of thing?
I've just increased the pressures from 28 to 30psi to no avail as well.