Today I replaced my Zero Nero's with Cooper RSA-3's. The car has 25,000 miles on it. I have been experiencing a weird noise for about 5000 miles and even took the car in for service. It was sort of a wheel bearing or brake noise - I could not quite put my finger on it. They said they didn't hear or feel anything out of the ordinary (typical). I realized a couple of weeks ago that the inside edge of the right front tire was wearing especially badly. Here is how it looked when the tires were changed today.
As a result of this wear, I had an alignment done. When they got it on the rack, the tech told me that everything lined up and no alignment was needed. I'll post a copy of the alignment printout later today.
Long story short - after getting the new tires and driving a little bit, I realized that the noise was gone. Could the tire itself have not only caused the noise but also the wear as well? If the alignment is good, is there something else I should have examined that could cause this condition? I don't want to ruin another set of tires!