May need a rear tire (or two if can't fix leak) Went on tirerack site, they have set of 4 for $$750.00. This is so cheap that it makes me nervous. Does anybody have experience with Tirerack.com?
I've been buying online from Tirerack.com since about '98 ... They are superb and you should buy with confidence.May need a rear tire (or two if can't fix leak) Went on tirerack site, they have set of 4 for $$750.00. This is so cheap that it makes me nervous. Does anybody have experience with Tirerack.com?
Conventional wisdom is that you should change out tires after 6 years from the date code of production.
This is precisely why I have a set of winter tires and rims in case something like this happens. I am not sure how having one smaller tire on the rear will change the handling characteristics of the vehicle. Might as well have a whole set of mounted tires and wheels somewhere just in case. I think Pirelli (and probably other tire manufacturers) make run flat tires that fit the 21 inch winter wheels. Piece of mind especially if your house/office is always a construction zone.I was debating between the Yoko's and the original Goodyears, went with the Goodyears, b/c the traction is much better, although the Yoko's can potentially last twice as long. Lastly the Yokos were about $200 more on the set of four.
One last recommendation, as we don't have run flats, i have an extra full size front tire mounted on a front wheel (sitting in my garage). The front wheel can be mounted on the rears, but not vice versa. I also got wheeljack and impact wrench for the lugnuts from lowes. God forbid I have a flat, at least my wife can serve as my local Autoclub. Otherwise it's towing the car to who knows where and waiting for a tire to come in.