You drive an all-wheel or four-wheel drive vehicle and a tire goes flat and needs to be replaced. Should you replace the entire set or just the one in need of repair?
You may or may not know that your vehicle's transmission and/or differential requires all tires to be the same, or close to the same tread depth in order to operate properly. Running tires with different tread depths can cause damage to your vehicle.
The popular belief is that once one of your tires on your AWD vehicles gets a flat, you should replace all four. That's not necessarily the case. We offer a tire shaving service that reduces the tire tread depth down to match the tire depth of the remaining partially worn tires on the vehicle. Tire shaving has been used for decades in auto racing to reduce tire squirm and to increase tire life. That same technology is available for everyday drivers as well. In addition to providing equivalent tread depth to eliminate driveline stress, shaved tires will better match the traction and handling qualities of the remaining worn tires. We can safely shave a tire down to 4/32nd of depth.