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      11-28-2011, 11:36 PM   #1
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Left and Right tires trend depth are not the same...is it safe?

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I took my car into local America's Tire to unmount the tires from the wheels because I sold my wheels.
But they broke my rear right tires accidentally, so they are going to get me one new tire.
So, my rear left tire has only 75~80% tread left, but my rear right is gonna be 100% new. Would it be a problem for not balance tread? I was told it would not be a problem as long as my car is NOT an AWD.
Is that true? Please help!

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If the existing tire still has 75~80% tread remaining, you should have no problem - as long as the new tire is the same make, model and size.

I'd suggest investing in a good tread depth gauge to monitor the condition of all your tires. New tires normally start with a 10/32" tread depth and are legally worn out when the wear bars appear at 2/32". But wet weather performance is seriously comprised when tread is less than 4/32".

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Thanks for your help!
I am just worried about safety and performance issue.
So the car will not trend to go left or right side because the depth is different, right? Even now or later the tires start to worn out??
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[quote=Tom K.;10887727]If the existing tire still has 75~80% tread remaining, you should have no problem - as long as the new tire is the same make, model and size.

I'd suggest investing in a good tread depth gauge to monitor the condition of all your tires. New tires normally start with a 10/32" tread depth and are legally worn out when the wear bars appear at 2/32". But wet weather performance is seriously comprised when tread is less than 4/32".

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If you still have 80% of the tread left, I wouldn't worry too much. You should be fine.
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