I ruined one front tire. the tire store told me I would have to get 4 new tires since it is an AWD. Anyone else ran into this? Do I REALLY need to buy 4 new tires??
Thank you.Unless you have less than 500 miles on the other tire - they have to be bought in pairs - not all 4.
The 2014 and newer TPMS uses the rotations sensors of the ABS system to calculate if the tire pressure is low. The difference in the drivers side vs the passenger side is how it does it - 500 miles of driving is enough to trigger a false TPMS issue.
Every model year. The CR-V have basically the same AWD opration since the beginning with some electronic interference added with every new generation. The first radically different one is the new hybrid that does not have a prop shaft/rear differential, the rear wheels operate electrically.Does yur answer apply to the 2005 model year?
Been there, done that.
What I learned from my tire store (Americas Tire) is that tread design is more important then tread depth, as long as the current tires have more then 70% of tread remaining. In other words.. putting a completely different brand and model of tire is very problematic for the AWD systems.The ABS is less critical than the size difference between new & used tires. That could cause the pumps in the differential to overheat.
Another strategy is to buy one new tire but have it shaved to an equal tread depth as the other one on that axle.
It is absolutely fine to buy just one tire as long as you aren't doing so in order to extend the use of the other severely worn tires. Total fallacy that you will hurt the transmission/drivetrain by replacing only one tire - the justification/warning is that the slight circumference difference between the new and existing tire is a problem. Well guess what - the circumference of tires also changes when the tires have a couple pounds different tire pressure and i can guarantee that many of us have variations in our tire pressures over time.
Sorry - not true. As I mentioned in my other post >>>Thank you.
I hate to disagree with someone that has done lots of track time in Formula II cars, and he may know better, but I am an engineering physics major and several of us discussed this very issue. To first order (major effect), tires don't expand that much with pressure, the main affect is more flat rubber on the ground. Taking a tape measure around the tire, the measurement doesn't change that much with pressure. Therefore if one tire is a little lower in pressure, it will still rotate at the same rotation rate as the other three. To say it another way, there is the same length of rubber that contacts the road with each tire rotation, not matter the pressure, up to almost flat. To second order (i.e. a smaller effect) at lower pressure the tire does not lie flat on the ground but kind of has a 'reverse' bubble, and what drier said is partly true, but its a small effect.the justification/warning is that the slight circumference difference between the new and existing tire is a problem. Well guess what - the circumference of tires also changes when the tires have a couple pounds different tire pressure and i can guarantee that many of us have variations in our tire pressures over time.
I'll just say want happened to us. We had a used 1991 GMC AWD Safari van. It was really hard on the front tires, especially the outer part of the thread. About ready to go on a 3,000 mile road trip, we replaced the front tires, the rears looked like they had plenty of thread. So the front and rears, although same size, were different brands. Some weeks later we then had some service done by the dealer right before we left and they rotated the tires. Now I have to admit it was later discovered (we suspected something) that the transfer case had some problems, like it was OK for larger tires to be on the front, but not on the back. Well we made it about 25 miles on the freeway on our road trip and the kids said there was smoke coming out the rear of the car, it was thick. Basically the rear differential was boiling over out its vent. Later it was noticed that the rear differential had gotten so hot the paint had started to peal. We had to replace both the rear axle as it had warped, and a new transfer case.
If you have traction control, you’ll need 4 new tires. That’s what the experts say