my front passenger car tire is becoming worn on the inside. it started leaking air so i brought it to a repair shop to swap out the tire for a new one. the repair guy said he fixed the leak, plugged and sealed, but should i have replaced the whole tire anyways? do i have to worry about it blowing regardless of it no longer leaking?

Asked by Aug 24, 2015 at 05:16 PM about the 2004 Saturn VUE V6

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i'm wondering if i should risk driving for a few weeks until i can replace the tire or go back and get a new one? if it helps they are winter tires size 216/70/16

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19,755

if the repair was not 1 inch or less from the side wall ...should be ok...but how worn? thats the question..if badly worn replace asap.....

89,915

Replace the tire, better safe then sorry

83,345

I think you should fix the real trouble first, most likely a suspension component is worn out. Then replace the tires, if this is NOT an AWD then you should match the tires on each axle. If it is an AWD then the tires should all match thread depth and diameter.

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it's not terribly worn, but it's getting there. when i brought it in i was told it could last another few months until winter. i plan on replacing the tires within the next week or two, I just wanted to make sure the tire is safe enough for highway driving and to get me to my mechanic (he's 45 km away from me). if the seal is good enough, that's awesome, but now i think i should've just replaced it altogether lol

83,345

To ease your mind swing by a tire shop, tell them your plan and have them look at the tires, they should be able to tell you how much life you have left and if your safe at highway speeds.

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35,275

As long as it was repaired properly, doesn't have the steel belt showing, holds air and wasn't ran flat very long I would run it.

17,320

I agree with tennisshoes if tire is wearing on the inside there is a problem with the front end. Should get front end checked and get a front end alignment.

35,275

Although there is obviously an alignment issue for what ever reason, that does not answer his question.

19,755

anyway..yes the front end needs alignment but when she puts on a new tire or two...then align it at the same time.......

17,320

You are so right Bob so to answer that question they should have the tires rotated so that the worn tire would be on the back of the vehicle.

19,755

no..why tear up another tire on the front..tires and aligment same time.

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17,320

It will last longer then the one that is on there now. The one that is on the front now is worn the one on the rear most likely not so when they rotate the tires it wil take a while for the rear tire that was put on front to wear down as the one that was on the front.

17,320

In other words it will last until they can get more tires.

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