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When I was getting a flat repaired recently, I was told that I should replace all the tires on my car. The cost would be between $400 and $500. Is there enough value in the car for this to be a good thing to do or would I be better off just replacing the car?

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Brandy Schaffels, Editor at, Inc. Not knowing the value of your car, I would say that whether or not you should replace the entire set of tires depends on their age and the number of miles already on them. Adding a new tire to an old set will create problems with your vehicle's handling and performance. If nothing else, you should probably replace at least two according to the following article. If the tires are especially old or have high mileage, then you should replace all four. Consider it an investment in your car, that's likely to last at least five years (depending on how much you drive).

Amy Mattinat, Owner and Author at Auto Craftsmen Ltd Hi Penny, I recommend you take your Civic to a shop to have an evaluation before you get rid of it. '''If you are a AAA member, they are having a special right now for a free safety inspection. Ask the shop if they feel it is a keeper or time to trade in. And - $400 for new tires may seem high, but tires are one of the most important parts of your car. Only part that touches the ground. Traction and stopping your car are their main job - worth every penny!

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