There is only one flat tyre on your vehicle. Your other tyres are in good condition. You just require one new tyre, right? Not exactly! Even while it might seem like a simple fix, only replacing one tyre on your car rather than two or four can occasionally have unanticipated (and negative) results. Find out what these effects are and what to think about while getting new tyres.
WHAT CAN BE DONE IF ONLY ONE TYRE NEEDS REPLACING?
So, can one tyre be replaced? Probably not is the quick answer to this query. The fact that changing just one passenger car tyre might be more pain than it’s worth and cost far more than buying two or four tyres at once is the reason why professionals will typically try to upsell you on at least two new tyres at once. Ideally, 4 new tyres should always be installed at once. Replacing with the best tyres ensures safety of the passengers.
The reason why mechanics will often try to upsell you on at least two new tyres at the same time is that when you buy just one new tyre, it will likely have a different tread depth than its partner tyre on the other side of the axle.
Additionally, since the new tyre is obviously different from the worn-out tyres, replacing only one tyre might potentially cause issues with your car’s mechanical and electronic components. This includes issues with the traction control and anti-lock braking systems, which may have trouble deciphering data from your tyres.
WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF YOU ONLY REPLACED ONE TYRE?
Only one tyre would need to be changed, and it would have a different tread depth than the other three. Your tyres’ capacities for acceleration, braking, and turning will thus vary. Tyre degradation that is noticeable between tyres can have an adverse effect on the stability and general performance of your car.
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU REPLACE TWO TYRES?
You can replace 2 tyres if replacing all 4 isn’t a possibility. In this case, you need to make sure the back axle is equipped with the 2 new tyres. This will lessen the likelihood of aquaplaning and oversteering on slick roads.
Never put a new tyre on one side of an axle while leaving a half worn out tyre on the other, or mix tread patterns across the same axle. The tyres’ varying grip on the road surface might result in a loss of control. This is especially obvious while stopping and turning. Always try to replace only two of your old tyres with new ones of the same brand and tread design. And remember that you choose the best tyres for your passenger car.
You might only have the time and resources to get one tyre changed. Alternatively, your tyre expert may have examined the wear level of your car’s
remaining tyres, reviewed the owner’s handbook, and decided that changing just one car tyre is acceptable. Whatever the cause, always ask for the advice of your car tyre manufacturer while replacing one or two tyres. You can be confident that your wheels are appropriate for the road when you choose passenger or commercial tyres from the best tyre brand in UAE, Zeetex. Happy driving!