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Hi everyone, I'm super glad to join this awesome community. My first post is unfortunately a question about a situation with my brand new tires on a CPO 2019 CRV LX AWD. So a few days ago my tire front tire picked up a nail in in the tread area and it hadn't been leaking at all. So I ended up dropping my car off at a local tire/mech shop to get the wheel patched and plugged. After I got my car back I decided to inspect the work and the shop ended up plugging the tire to which the shop insisted it was fine. From quite a bit of reading on the internet I realized that plugging a tire is not the correct way of repairing the tire. I also learned that many shops will not correctly patch a tire after it has been plugged. So now I am in this dilemma where I have a brand new tire with 2,500 miles on it that I may have to end up replacing after I get a second opinion from a few local shops. Now my question is, can I replace one tire and call it a day? Of course it will be the same brand and model but I heard that an OEM tire is not the same as an aftermarket tire and therefore it will not wear the same. Is this true? I have a Bridgestone ecopia tire that the dealer installed when making it certified pre owned. Can I replace this with the same bridgestone ecopia model from say Tirerack, Costco, or Amazon? I'm worried about damaging the AWD system in the long run if they wear differently. Thank you in advance for any help!
Right now u can get )150 instant rebate on cross climate 2’s at costco

i had a crv with goodyear weatherready n they were awesome but now on my current rdx they werent offered in oem size so i went with cross climate 2’s

certified preowned shouldhave gotten a form with your brake and tire depths but regardless oem tires are total garbage lol

plugs are fine if they arent applied to the sidewalls, use this issue to replace them n move forward. Putting ANY money to match the oems is bad money
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