I have a 2012 Golf with 18k miles and all four OEM tires look about half worn (ContiProContact 196/65R15). Last night I accidentally hit a curb with my right front tire, resulting in a flat. There appears to be a gash on the sidewall. There was an identical looking full size spare (same ContiProContact 196/65R15) so I replaced with that.
How would you suggest I proceed?
Here are the options I’m considering:
Replace just the blown tire with an exact OEM (yes, it’s available), and then use that new tire in combination with the unused (though 3 year old) spare for a somewhat matching set. And it sounds like I should move them to the rear b/c it’s a FWD car?
Buy two new OEM tires and move the original spare back to the trunk. Move to back?
Buy two new tires but go with a model that gets better ratings on tirerack (Continental PureContact). All the specs seem identical and it’s even a bit cheaper. Move to back?
Buy four new tires (likely Continental PureContact)
Thanks for any advice!