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When replacing tires on a front wheel drive car, do you have to replace more than the worn out tire? Should you replace all the tires or only one or both in the front and back?

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Amanda J. Pierce, MBA Louise, If your tread is low on all 4 tires, it is wise to replace all 4 at the same time. For budget purposes you can replace 2 tires at a time. AJ Pierce

Lori Johnson, Owner and Instructor at Ladies Start Your Engines Dear Louise, If you are only replacing 2 tires, the best tires are always placed on the front for a front wheel drive vehicle. It's best to replace them in pairs. If you only need one and the other is fairly new, then you will probably be okay. You want to have the tread thickness be as close as possible on the tires that are on the same axle. Here's a great site to read more about tires. Lori Johnson

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