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accepted How can I tell which body shop is better? Replacing or repairing parts with VIN numbers
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comment Is it okay to replace one tire (of four matched tires) with a completely different model of tire?
I ended up gritting my teeth, going back to Ford and buying another OEM, no road hazard tire. The car has less than 8000 miles on it, the tires claim to be 80,000 mile tires, so I will assume that there is no significant difference in tread life. But the new tire shares the same axle as the old new tire replaced just six weeks earlier. However. However, I did specify white walls, so I still look like an idiot.
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comment Is it okay to replace one tire (of four matched tires) with a completely different model of tire?
Chris, absolutely. The car was basically brand new at the time of the first flat, and they eagerly told me to bring it by, and I naively assumed they had road hazard on the tires -- doesn't everybody? It took the dealer about 5 hours to actually repair it -- they told me they had the tire in stock, then they didn't then I went to work, then I left work early. Incompetence from every corner.
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comment Is it okay to replace one tire (of four matched tires) with a completely different model of tire?
The first time, it literally was just a screw, smack in the middle of the tread, looked easy to fix or plug, but the dealer insisted the tire wasn't repairable. I was dubious then in part because the tire held air pretty well. The second time, it was actually a more of a bolt and I knew it was probably not repairable.
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comment Is it okay to replace one tire (of four matched tires) with a completely different model of tire?
" Also, check with your insurance company - they may decide that because the car was "improperly maintained" that your coverage would not be good in the case of an accident with mis-matched tires." -- That's notable. And scary.
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asked Is it okay to replace one tire (of four matched tires) with a completely different model of tire?