So one of the tires on my 2015 Prius got a large piece of metal lodged into it. I took it in a my local tire place to get it patched and it turns out that the hole was too big to repair. It was a wide hunk of metal for sure.
Anyway, in a pinch, needing to get into work I purchased a used tire for $30 and now I am regretting it. It is the same size but different brand and speed rating. Tread wear (the other three have 20k) were similar but I already noticed the car was pulling a bit (unless it is in my head?).
So, I am thinking about replacing the tire again ($30 not too big of deal) and am wondering whether I should replace just one tire or do I need to replace at least two? Also, their are more economical tires that the OEM’s (Yokahama) so if I did replace two tires, would be it okay to replace with a different (cheaper) set so long as they stayed on the same axle?
So, save money and keep the used tire? Spend some money but not as much and by a single OEM tire? Spend more money but not the most and buy two new tires that are not OEM? Or spend the money buying two new OEM tires?
What shall I do? Thanks.