Can you replace just one tire?

Can you replace just one tire?

CARS.COM — You can safely replace only one tire if the others still have most of their tread. The reason is simple: A car with four tires that behave the same — whether accelerating, braking or cornering — is balanced and predictable.

At what number should you replace tires?

New tires typically come with 10/32” or 11/32” tread depths, and some truck, SUV and winter tires may have deeper tread depths than other models. The U.S. Department of Transportation recommends replacing tires when they reach 2/32”, and many states legally require tires to be replaced at this depth.

Is it OK to replace just 2 tires?

We recommend that you replace all four tires at the same time. If you’re only replacing two tires, we recommend mounting the new tires on the rear axle, which adds traction and increased overall safety to your vehicle. Your car can better resist hydroplaning with new rear tires, even if the front tires are worn.

What should I do when I replace my tires?

When replacing your tires, consult your vehicle owner’s manual and tire information placard for recommendations, if any, concerning the use of speed rated tires. If you have further questions concerning Speed Rating please contact Technical Services at 1-800-847-3272. What should I do if the cords on my tires are visible?

When do you need to replace a tire with RFT?

Replace any conventional tire with the proper RFT as soon as possible. If you have further questions concerning Tire Application please contact Technical Services at 1-800-847-3272. Is a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) necessary for use with RFT?

Can you replace one tire on an all wheel drive car?

Some all-wheel drive vehicles however may have troubles with replacing just one tire. If you cannot find a completely identical tire, replace two tires (left+right on the same axle) and from this point on, use a tire rotation pattern that maintains the property that both new tires are on the same axle. So, alternatively on rear axle and front axle.

When do you have to replace your tires in Virginia?

The Virginia State Police say tires must be replaced when the tread depth reaches 2/32 of an inch. However, Virginia Tire & Auto mechanics are more cautious. We recommend replacing your tires when they get to 4/32 of an inch or lower. It’s a question of safety. Once tread wears down to below 4/32 of an inch, wet traction becomes a problem.