Why You Shouldn’t Replace Only One Tire

Why You Shouldn’t Replace Only One Tire

Most people think if one tire pops, that’s the only one that needs to be replaced. However, we’re here to tell you that only replacing one tire could potentially cause more problems. 

Although it seems like an easy and relatively cheap solution, replacing only one tire could result in more issues for your car so we’re here to give you some reasons to avoid replacing only one tire at a time!

 

Four Reasons To Replace More Than One Tire:

  1. Vehicle Handling – For optimal handling capabilities on your vehicle, you want all of your tires to have evenly distributed weight and pressure. In order to have that, all of your tires need to have the same PSI (pounds per square inch) and tread depth, which can’t happen when you only replace one tire at a time. 
  2. Tread Depth – When your tires have uneven tread depth, it will drastically change the way your car reacts to basic actions like breaking. In addition, it causes that tire not only to break differently, but it will accelerate differently and not have the same cornering abilities as the other three tires. 
  3. Imbalance – Unbalanced tires negatively impact the car’s overall ability to perform safely and often lack stability. Your car’s warning lights may not be triggered when there’s issues with your tires because it could have difficulty reading the various tread depths. 
  4. Four/All Wheel Drive – Avoiding replacing only one tire is especially important when your car is four-wheel or all-wheel drive. If it’s only front or rear wheel drive, you can make sure your two best tires are on the appropriate axel, although we don’t recommend that short-term fix. But with four/all wheel drive, each tire needs to as closely match the other three as possible. Even miniscule differences between the tires can affect the car’s driving experience. 

 

How Do I Take Care of My New Tires? 

Now that you’ve hopefully replaced more than one tire, it’s time to make sure you’re taking care of your new tires! Tires are an investment and there are some ways to make sure your investment pays off. 

  1. Rotate Your Tires – In order to get the most out of your new tires, plan to rotate them on a schedule. It seems small, but it’s an easy way to ensure your tires last longer. 
  2. Check Air Pressure – Regularly checking your air pressure is another important way to give your tires a longer life. Having consistent air pressure in your tires will keep your car driving smoothly and safely! 
  3. Safely Repair Flat Tires – Getting a flat isn’t super common but when it happens are there certain ways to repair it that will be helpful, and some that will be harmful. Any string or fabric plugs can lead to an accident and potentially injuries. 

For help with replacing tires or any general auto questions, reach out to us! We want you to feel safe and confident in your vehicle and tire choice. Reach out via email, phone call or the contact form on our website. 

 

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