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Old 01-18-15, 03:03 PM   #1
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I got a nail in one of my roughly 2 year old tires. The tire guy at Costco suggested I replace all four tires dti match the rest of the other tires. My spare has no tread but at least 4-5 years old. What's my best option? I've thought of putting new tire and spare on same axel with two older on another axel, or replacing three and using thespare as fourth or should I replace all four and keep the spare as spare since its a much older tire? I know very little about cars and just going from the info the costco tire guy gave me. I have a 2005 gx. Thank you
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Old 01-19-15, 07:53 AM   #2
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It depends on where the nail is. If it's not in the sidewall of the tire you have the option of patching it. Otherwise if the tire can not be repaired I would pick the best one of the 3 to be your new spare tire and replace all 4 others. There is a similiar thread about this topic ongoing. Selling your other 2 tires would also be an option.
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Old 01-20-15, 10:29 AM   #3
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Repeat aanswer of your other post:

I encountered this issue as well.

Drove over something, ruining a tire.

Les Schwab tried to run me into 4 new tires to the tune of over $1000, claiming the need to keep the tread depth equal for the AWD system.

Went home and did some reading, apparently there is something to this according to the interwebs.

So I went to Tirerack.com and ordered an exact replacement, and they offer shaving service.

Had the new tire shaved to match the others and locally had the tire mounted on my rim.

Turned a $1000 misfortune into a $200 misfortune. Winning!
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