2016 Chevrolet Sonic - replacing one or two tires after a flat

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#1

I got a flat tire on the left rear do I need to buy two new ones or can I just buy a used tire


#2

Can the flat be patched? If so, do that. Or did you drive it until the thing disintegrated?

You don’t have to buy 2 new ones but it really depends on how worn the tires are. If they are 2/3rds of the way to the wear bars, yup, buy 2 new, put them on the rear. Consider buying 4 new and rotating them every time you change oil.

I wouldn’t suggest a used tire for most car since those four rubber things are the only thing between you and death. harsh, yeah, but good tires are important.


#3

Did I tell you that a bolt is what caused the flat


#4

Replacing more than one tire is rarely necessary, with the common road hazard warranty offered today we replace only the damaged tire.


#5

can you post a better/closer pic of tread? does not seem to be much tread left. but the angle/lighting is so poor i cannot tell. if tread is above acceptable limits than i would replace 1 tire