RICK GEISSLER: Hi, I’m Rick Geissler, expertvillage.com,
coming to you from A & R Tire, talking about how to buy tires. Talking about tire replacement,
we always recommend that you replace them, at least, in pairs. Now that goes for most
vehicles. Now in your all-wheel drive cars and some of your four-wheel drive vehicles,
you need to replace all four at once. You should never replace one tire at a time. We
understand some customers who don’t have the money to replace the pair at the same time,
but at that time, it maybe to your advantage to go to a lower-cost tire and put the pair
on. Front-wheel drive vehicles, you could create transmission problems with two different
sized tires or two different tires; although they’re the same size, the manufacturers are
like manufacturers of shoes. They’re not exactly the same. So those revolutions per mile will
be different from the left side to the right side causing transmission problems and causing
torque pull, and it’s just not a good idea. So we always recommend a pair or a set of
four. Again when a person opts to do that, if it’s a front-wheel drive vehicle, we’ll
always recommend to get that new one on the rear so it doesn’t damage the transmission.
Rear-wheel drive, we’ll ask them to put it on the front, but the problem with putting
it on the front is it’s going to make the car pull if it’s a rear-wheel drive vehicle.
So it’s always important for us to have that customer acknowledge what’s going on, and
of course, if they can’t afford it, we try to make other arrangements for them. And it’s
may be a better idea for them to put two good used ones on it instead of buying one new
one that are going to be like tread, same manufacturer, same design, and you can get
them out that way.