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Old 02-24-2014, 02:59 PM   #1
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My two front tires look Like this, and I'm supposed to be going to see my girl in about a month in New York. I'm in Virginia. This distance is about 1111 miles there and back. Do my tires look like they'll make it?
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Old 02-24-2014, 03:06 PM   #2
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No, but even if the do last long enough why would you drive with such little tread? If there is any rain that would be very dangerous, change the tires it can't hurt.
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Old 02-24-2014, 03:18 PM   #3
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forget the uneven wear, your tires just look old and abused by day to day driving and weathering.

surely your safety is worth some new tires and an alignment.

otherwise, it may be cheaper to buy an airline ticket than the risk of





killing yourself.
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Little tread is one thing. But all those patches are what you should worry about. Honestly I'd get new tires ASAP.
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Yeah they look really bad to me in the spots like that too. I asked my dad and my stepdad about it and they both said that it would last me a good while, but to me that just looks terrible. I'm still in high school and don't have too much extra cash but I'll defiantly find a way to get them replaced before I go. I'm not sure why they wore so fast. I got the car back in April from my aunt and she just had those tires put on brand new. The back tires still have a lot of tread left. I'm not sure why they're going so fast.
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Yeah they look really bad to me in the spots like that too. I asked my dad and my stepdad about it and they both said that it would last me a good while, but to me that just looks terrible. I'm still in high school and don't have too much extra cash but I'll defiantly find a way to get them replaced before I go. I'm not sure why they wore so fast. I got the car back in April from my aunt and she just had those tires put on brand new. The back tires still have a lot of tread left. I'm not sure why they're going so fast.
It kind of looks like uneven wear. See how the outside has much more wear on it than the inside? You need to get the camber adjusted.
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Yeah they look really bad to me in the spots like that too. I asked my dad and my stepdad about it and they both said that it would last me a good while, but to me that just looks terrible. I'm still in high school and don't have too much extra cash but I'll defiantly find a way to get them replaced before I go. I'm not sure why they wore so fast. I got the car back in April from my aunt and she just had those tires put on brand new. The back tires still have a lot of tread left. I'm not sure why they're going so fast.
Wise choice of replacing the tires. Your safety is just not worth risking here. Especially with what looks to be rotted tread, let along uneven wear.

Make sure you get an alignment with your next new set of tires. You don't want new tires to experience bad tread wear like this! Also, be sure to properly inflate the tires. There's a PSI rating on the inside of your door jam for the manufacturer's recommendation.

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You can put the front tire on the rear. This will fix your handling, but you chance hydroplaning. And the other tires will tear up if you do not get the alignment fixed.
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And if you rotate the tires you'll have less traction so it'll be even more dangerous. Wouldn't risk it. When I was strapped for cash I had jus bought my 01 and the tires were shredded. Went to a small tire place and got a set of tires for $100. Sure they looked like tractor tires but I was safe lol
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If all you can do is rotate your tires it safer to have more tread on the front tires. Its where you need it most for turning, braking.
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Along with misalignment, looks like you have been running underinflated.
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Like sam said, you can go to any used tire shop and get a tire for $25, a set for $100, or look over craigslist like I did, I got a set of wheels and tires for $200.
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Well I ran into some money and am getting the front 2 tires replaced and an alignment for $270. I hate Firestone due to the fact that I know several people who have been there and their cars have been messed up really badly by them. But I know I've known the manager since I was a baby and she's going to hook me up.

It's weird that I couldn't find these tires at any of the used tire places around here, nor walmart, tread quarters, merchants, the ford dealership, etc. must have called about 15 places and no one had them. Weird. Lol.
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