I have four Kal Tire Nokian all season tires that I use as summer tires and I changeover to winter tires in the fall. Recently I slowly backed into a sewer grate and one of the all season tires was punctured on the sidewall, making it not repairable. The other three all season tires currently have a 6-32 tread.
The question is, do I buy one new Nokian tire, creating an imbalance in tread, or a used tire with a similar tread to the existing tires? (It's not worth buying four new tires at this time since the existing tread on the three good tires is still has a few years of driving time).
I have been told that buying a new tire and creating a tread imbalance would create problems with the suspension. Is this true, or are there additional issues with three used and one new tire? I have found one used tire with similar tread in my tire size so I'm leaning toward that choice.
2008 Kia Sportage
Last edited by schwine1; 06-25-2019 at 06:44 PM.