I got 4 new Michelin Energy Saver A/S tires for my 2012 Camry a few months ago. One tire blew out over the weekend, it got a screw in the center of the tread and apparently lost air fast causing the sidewall to blow out. The set of tires has about 15K miles on them, they are warrantied thru 65K.
Am I fine with getting just one new tire or should I get a pair? I will be getting the exact same model tire.
So I ended up getting just the one tire. Don't notice any difference in handling. The Discount Tire rep said it may screw things up with the car long term but I doubt it. They do not offer tire shaving. I initially ordered two tires so I had to pay a $25 restocking fee for the second tire, but that's a lot better than paying $125 for the tire. Also since I bought the four tires from them initially they prorated the cost of the replacement tire, so I only had to pay $35 or so for the new tire which was a pleasant surprise! :)