Should I change my car tyres in pairs?

It is always recommended to change tyres in pairs. It may seem like a cheap option to just change the tyre that most urgently needs replacing, but this is a potentially dangerous choice.

Having different types or ages of tyres on the same axle of your car means it will have an unequal level of rolling resistance and grip, which will affect how it steers, grips and stops.

For example, if you put a new tyre on your front left wheel, but keep an older tyre with a different tread pattern on your front right wheel, this will cause an imbalance of grip and rolling resistance. 

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