I have irregular wear on the inside tire, one in the front and one in the back. I have a Lexus IS250 so tires cannot be rotated due to larger tire size in back. I've been told that I need to replace all 4 tires instead of just the two that are not wearing well and then get an alignment with the 4 tires. Do I really need 4 new tires and an alignment? What is done with the two good tires and should I keep at least one of them for a spare?

10

Asked by Mar 11, 2014 at 08:39 AM about the 2007 Lexus IS 250 RWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

3 Answers

10

I know it's stupid questions...As a woman, I'm not mechanically knowledgeable. Thank you for any answers you could help me with. I got laid off from my job so trying to be economical. Thanks!

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
232,165

It's not a stupid question. So based on your info, I have to agree with the mechanic and here is why. The reason the 2 tires are worn on the inside is due to an incorrect alignment or a suspension component/s are worn causing the issue. Since you can't rotate the bigger tires to the front, the shop is suggest getting 4 new ones, as you should never run different size tires on your car for safety/handling reasons. The other 2 tires might still be good by the visual eye, but could have worn down unevenly and not good to anyone. Remember the only thing between you and the road are 4 hand print size patches of rubber. Better to spend the money now, and your good from the next few years.

75

I recently replaced my tires and my rims. The rims were cutting into the tires due to corrosion. Unfortunately, this is a common issue w/ the IS. Keep the same size and save the $ by buying cheaper rims, but invest more in the tires. It will be worth it. And I also recommend All Season tires.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

IS 250

Looking for a Used IS 250 in your area?

CarGurus has 5,222 nationwide IS 250 listings starting at $3,000.

ZIP:

Search Lexus IS 250 Questions

Lexus IS 250 Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 80
#1 Rowefast
Rowefast
Reputation 80
#3 automotive_consumerist
automotive_consumerist
Reputation 70
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Lexus IS 350
61 Great Deals out of 1,558 listings starting at $6,000
Used BMW 3 Series
970 Great Deals out of 33,896 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Accord
707 Great Deals out of 88,066 listings starting at $699
Used Lexus ES 350
218 Great Deals out of 15,891 listings starting at $3,999
Used Lexus GS 350
123 Great Deals out of 4,392 listings starting at $5,898
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class
499 Great Deals out of 29,012 listings starting at $1,499
Used Acura TL
221 Great Deals out of 7,043 listings starting at $1,950
Used Audi A4
191 Great Deals out of 10,876 listings starting at $700
Used Lexus RX 350
436 Great Deals out of 20,986 listings starting at $5,118
Used Toyota Camry
820 Great Deals out of 90,437 listings starting at $950
Used INFINITI G37
177 Great Deals out of 4,728 listings starting at $7,488
Used Honda Civic
517 Great Deals out of 88,834 listings starting at $1,499
Used Acura TSX
101 Great Deals out of 2,834 listings starting at $2,988

Used Cars For Sale

2015 Lexus IS 250 RWD For Sale
16 Great Deals out of 776 listings starting at $21,442
2014 Lexus IS 250 RWD For Sale
21 Great Deals out of 734 listings starting at $18,480
2013 Lexus IS 250 RWD For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 107 listings starting at $14,450
2012 Lexus IS 250 RWD For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 229 listings starting at $12,577
2011 Lexus IS 250 RWD For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 206 listings starting at $10,995