What happens if I put on different tires.

The tread depth must be greater than 1.6 mm. The tires are provided with an indicator that indicates this, although with wet ground this minimum may not be enough because it would not evacuate the water completely.

Thus, for example, at 120 km/h they wear more than at 90 km/h; if the pressure is low, the casing will deteriorate, there will be a greater heating and also, as there will be a greater rolling resistance, fuel consumption will increase. If the tire pressure is higher than the correct one, there is a high risk of cuts or punctures, and it will also lose adherence.

In addition, if we change only two tires, we must put the new ones on the rear axle, whatever the type of traction our vehicle has. Why? Very simple. Experts advise this for several reasons among them because controlling the rear axle with a flat or blown tire is much more difficult than controlling the front axle where we can help us with the steering.

When should tires be changed?

Tires must be changed every 5 years or 45,000 km.

In addition to the influence of rolling, the compounds degrade, so you should also keep an eye on tires that have been stationary for a long time, even if they are not mounted on any vehicle.

How much does it cost to change all 4 tires?

According to the study by online tire comparator Tallerator, the average price of changing four tires in Spain is 466 euros, while the same study last year put the price at 470 euros.

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What happens if I don’t change the tires?

What happens if you delay

Tires in poor condition are grounds for a fine -200 e per tire-, reduce stability by up to 30% and increase braking distance by up to 25%.


We know that alignment is a fundamental process in the maintenance of a car, but if you have doubts about whether you should perform this process every time you change the tires, here we will tell you if it is real or a lie.

Installing new tires on your car is a difficult, but necessary, part of maintenance.  The hard part is that you have to pay the price of the tires themselves, plus mounting and balancing.  However, there’s one thing you may not know for sure if it’s real or not, and that’s whether it’s actually necessary to align new tires after they’re put on. Here we’ll tell you.

If you notice that the inside or outside of your tires are wearing faster, then your car’s alignment could be out of spec.  Uneven wear could occur on all four tires or perhaps just one or two.

It depends on the vehicle, however, an alignment usually takes about an hour.  It is usually recommended to make an appointment with the shop, as many shops only have one alignment rack to work with, which could mean a long wait time if you go in without an appointment.

Where to put new tires front or rear?

Remember: new tires should always be fitted on the rear axle as long as the vehicle is not all-wheel drive. In that case, all four wheels should be changed at the same time.

How many years do car tires last?

It is 5 years from mounting, 10 years from manufacture. However, when we mount the tire, we take it out of its ideal preservation environment, so the degradation begins more “seriously”. Nevertheless, tires are always going to expire, whether they are very well maintained or very poorly maintained.

How do I know if the wheels are OK?

To know if it is time to change the tires, you should look at the tread. There are studs in the tread pattern that mark the minimum tread depth, which is 1.6 mm. If they reach the surface, the tire is too worn and it is time to change it.

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In a 4×4 you have to change all 4 wheels

And what are the disadvantages of changing only two wheels of the car? Nothing is going to happen that invites you not to do it as long as the pair that you are going to leave is in good condition. However, it is necessary to take into account where it is better to mount the new set. Especially if you have a front wheel drive car, it is normal that the first pair of tires to be replaced is the front one. Logic, looking at the pocket, tells us that this is where the two new tires should be fitted. However, if we look only and exclusively at safety, the best thing to do is to mount them on the rear, moving the ‘old’ rear tires to the front.

The first thing to bear in mind if you mount the new tires on the rear axle is that the car will be more prone to understeer than oversteer. Losing the nose of the car and regaining it is easier than doing the same with rear end movement. You can do it both with the throttle and with the steering wheel in a natural way, while a loss of rear end comes into play other factors that only experience can give you.

How much does it cost to change tires?

At franchised agencies, payment for the same vehicle ranges from 208 to 615 pesos, with a variation of 196%. Meanwhile, in a neighborhood garage or independent establishment, the service ranges from 232 to 406 pesos.

When are tires cheaper?

Two-for-one offers, free mounting and balancing, insurance, gifts and discounts are some of the promotions that can be found when buying tires. During the weeks leading up to holiday travel (Easter, summer and Christmas) it is easier to find these types of promotions.

How much does a Formula 1 tire cost?

-Wheels: reserved by the Pirelli brand, Formula 1 tires must withstand high forces and wax temperatures of 130º. In addition, they must reach speeds of more than 200 km/h. One of these parts costs approximately 315,000 dollars (6 million Mexican pesos).

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What happens if I change only one tire

When the time comes, one may wonder when to change the tires of the car, a maintenance task that should not be overlooked if we want to avoid accidents and breakdowns. In this article we reveal when is the perfect time to do it.

One of the things we like to stress to our students at our driving schools in Bizkaia is that car maintenance is fundamental. Many of them believe that it is enough to have their own vehicle and ignore the responsibilities that it entails. Changing the car’s tires is one of them.

The tires of a vehicle are like a pair of shoes, we depend on them to brake, take curves or grip the asphalt when it rains. If they wear out and we don’t change them for new ones, we are more susceptible to a traffic accident or breakdown.  But how often do you have to change your car tires?

By Rachel Robison

Rachel Robison is a blogger who collects information on court filings and notices.