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Monthly Archives: October 2021

  1. Can You Replace 1 Tire on AWD? AWD Tire Replacement Myths

    You may have noticed that the front tires of your all-wheel drive (AWD) vehicle tend to wear quicker than the back tires. Have you ever wondered why? Well, it’s because the front tires take care of the braking and steering of the vehicle. Additionally, failure to regularly rotate the tires, misalignment, aggressive driving, and underinflated tires can also contribute to the faster degradation of your front tires. Replacing only two tires on your vehicle may seem tempting, but could possibly lead to more problems in the future. What about 1? Can you replace 1 tire on AWD? Let’s answer that question and examine other AWD tire replacement myths.

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    Mismatched Tires on AWD Vehicles May Cause Damage

    By only replacing one or two tires on your vehicle, you could be causing damage to your drivetrain. As tires are used and driven on, the tread life of that tire is diminished. This makes the tire diameter smaller than a new tire. By replacing one tire, it forces the other tires to spin slightly faster to keep up with the new one. Due to the increased diameter of the new one, a single revolution of the tire will travel farther than the older tires.

    The drivetrain is the system that transfers power from the engine to the wheels. By having different size tires, even when they are labeled the same size, they are putting more stress on the drivetrain which will eventually cause problems to the system and your AWD vehicle.

    Ideally, whether your vehicle is AWD or has a conventional drive system, you should have all four tires replaced so that they are all the same size with the same amount of traction. This is the best way to go so that you are not damaging your drivetrain or any other parts of your vehicle.

    Can I Replace 1 Tire on an AWD Car?

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  2. Can You Drive On A Flat Tire, How Far Can You Drive & Is It Illegal?

    Flat tires happen. They can happen at any moment in any location. They can be caused by a nail, screw, sharp rock or a multitude of other hazards on the road. No matter how the flat tire happens, it is nearly always a major inconvenience. So, the question is, “Can you drive on a flat tire?” If your flat happens in the middle of the highway, driving on it so that you are safe is smart, but going any further will be damaging to the wheel and increase the probability of a road accident. Read on to learn a little more about the dangers of driving on a flat tire.

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    Can You Drive On A Flat Tire?

    The simple answer is no. Although, as mentioned above, drive so that you are not in traffic to the side of the road. Driving on a flat tire can put you and your passengers’ safety at risk, as well as damage your vehicle. When you attempt to drive on a flat tire, you’ll notice that your vehicle will not handle appropriately, and you may cause structural damage. The wheel, brakes, and alignment could be ruined as well as your suspension and steering systems. If you attempt to drive on a flat tire, you could be paying for more than just a flat tire fix.

    What To Do If You Have A Flat Tire

    The first thing you need to do when you have a flat tire is to get somewhere safe that isn’t too far away. The side of the road is fine.

    Now that you are safe, you have a few options to choose from. You could change the tire yourself if you have a spare. Or you can use an emergency sealant if the tire does not have a large hole, is not shredded, or completely blown out. The sealant is usually only good for punctures that are ¼ inch or less.

    If neither of these options is feasible, it might be time to call for a tow and determine if you need a simple repair or a complete replacement of your fl

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