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Old 02-08-2018, 04:28 PM
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I got 4 new tires about 3,500 miles ago (on a 2013 A6 3.0 w/ 20" wheels); the tires still have almost all of their tread left. I hit a pothole and got a sidewall bubble that is big enough that I want to replace the tire (the tire shop said I could "probably" just keep it, but I want to err on the side of safety). My first question is whether I can get just one tire vs. whether I need to get two. In either case, should I rotate the tires such that the new one is either on the front or on the rear or does it not really matter?

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Old 02-08-2018, 11:59 PM
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3500mi is pretty negligible, unless its hard driving. I would say ok, unless you feel better getting 2 tires and keeping an extra. Did you ask the tire shop?
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Definitely would replace the bubble tire. At that low mileage front or rear doesn’t matter but in a case with more mileage new tires ALWAYS go on front axle, ask Tire Rack, they will tell you that. A tire with sidewall bubble is unsafe period.
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Happened to me, tread difference less than 1/32, so doesn't matter, but my rears wear quicker than the front, by about 1/32 (more) per 10K, so if you put it on rear and rotate just one side after 10k, they'll all be even again in 20K...
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Do NOT keep that tire on the car. Put the spare on until you replace it. One tire should be fine with that low a mileage.
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Do NOT keep that tire on the car. Put the spare on until you replace it. One tire should be fine with that low a mileage.
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I found that I have the most wear on the right rear tire. I tend to corner harder on left-hand turns.

I have three sets of tires and check tread depth with every change.
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I found that I have the most wear on the right rear tire. I tend to corner harder on left-hand turns.
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I got 4 new tires about 3,500 miles ago (on a 2013 A6 3.0 w/ 20" wheels); the tires still have almost all of their tread left. I hit a pothole and got a sidewall bubble that is big enough that I want to replace the tire (the tire shop said I could "probably" just keep it, but I want to err on the side of safety). My first question is whether I can get just one tire vs. whether I need to get two. In either case, should I rotate the tires such that the new one is either on the front or on the rear or does it not really matter?

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I feel for you. I bought my car in the summer and it had new Bridgestone tires, last week I ran over a patch of nails in the road. I ended up with 3 in the tread and one in the sidewall. With 9/32 I was going to replace the one but because there's a national backorder of that tire I had to replace all 4. Not having a full side spare stinks in situations like this.
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i say just one since they have less then 10k miles on it. usually i would say if they are within 3/32 diff they should be fine
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