quote:Because a new tire costs money, sometimes a lot. And now you will have one odd tire with different tread wear. This can be more dangerous in the winter then a superficial cut. -T
Originally posted by Jakebrake: Why not replace it...for peace of mind and safety.
quote:============= In my lower standard of living days, on several occasions, I found a nail in the tread of a radial ply tire, but the tire was still holding air. When I started to pry the nail out, air started escaping. On two occasions, I got some silicone seal, pulled the nail out to the point where air was escaping, smeared the nail with the silicone seal, and pushed it back in. I left it to cure for 48 hours. Believe it or not, I was able to get all the remaining tread life out of the radial tires on both occasions. I would not recommend a stunt like that to anyone else. Even in those days, however, I was very careful with any sidewall damage. Unlike the treads, which are designed to remain stiff under the belting, the sidewalls flex twice with every revolution of the tire. Their integrity, therefore, is very important.
Originally posted by XS650: To let you know where I'm coming from, I wouldn't hesitate to use a tire that has taken acouple of nails and had good from inside the tire repairs on ahigh performance car. Damaged sidewalls make me nervous even though I'm not a nervous Nellie when it comes to repairing tires.
quote:In THIS case you may as well replace all 4 while you are at it then. How old are the tires anyway?
Originally posted by sifan: I think I will replace both front tires since my wife is nervous about it plus the winter is coming. By the way, should I replace all 4 tires since the minivan is all wheel drive? I also notice hair like cracks along the sidewall near the rims of all 4 tires probably due to aging.