Hyundai Santa Fe GLS


#1

This is a AWD vehicle. I need two front tires. The backs appear to be OK. I have 22,580 miles on these tires. Do I need to replace all 4 tires?


#2

Depends on the amount of wear.

Get a tread depth gauge (they’re cheap) and if the difference between the new ones and the rears are within 3/16ths of an inch you should be alright.

The rule of thumb is to replace all four at the same time.

Tires with tread depth of 3/32" should be replaced.

Some tire shops can ‘shave’ the new tires to match the circumference of the rear used ones. Personally, I’d avoid that, but that’s just me.


#3

It appears you have not been rotating the tires to equalize wear. My understanding is that it is very important you do so to avoid wear on the front-rear differential. 22k is very early to have tires worn out, what kind of driving do you do? I agree, measure the tread depth on all the tires and use that to decide.