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How Many Car Tires Do I Need To Replace At Once?

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQ on Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 at 4:30 PM
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Vehicle maintenance can get expensive, especially when costs come up that you aren’t expecting. Whether you have damage to one of your tires or two tires have worn more than the rest, it can be tempting to replace only those that are showing wear or tear, but is that the best practice? How many tires should you replace at one time? We break it down below.

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Can I replace only one or two tires at a time?

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The best practice for tire replacement is replacing all four tires on your vehicle at the same time. This will offer optimal performance, handling, and traction. It will also help to ensure that all of your tires are wearing at the same rate. If you find that two of your tires are regularly wearing out before the rest, usually the front tires on a front-wheel-drive model, you may want to consider adding a few tire rotation appointments into your maintenance schedule. Getting frequent rotations will help all four of your tires wear evenly and can increase their functional lifespan.

Replacing Only Two Tires

While replacing all four tires at once is preferred, in most cases, drivers can get away with replacing only two tires. If you do choose to replace two tires, just be sure that you are buying the same brand and the same size tires that are already on your vehicle. Your service technician can help you decide where on your vehicle to place the new tires.

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