I was parking on the street and I didn't pay much attention, so I hit a curb. I checked the tire and found a cut on it. Does it need to be replaced? I just bought this car and replaced the tires a few months ago.

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  • Something odd about that tire; it shows a discontinuity just above the bottom center of the picture, the side wall molding pattern changes. That and the age cracking would make me want to replace it May 12 '19 at 0:43

That cut is in a weak area of the sidewall, a point at which the rubber isn't particularly thick. That is sufficient to recommend replacement. Additionally, the tire is showing severe checking/cracking, likely due to age. Consider to locate the date code on the tire to determine how old it is. All signs point to a replacement soonest.

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