I have to replace a tire on my 2008 toyota highlander. Do i have to replace all 4 tires?
yes and no ,some places will tell you that as its all wheel drive all 4 should be changed ,but in reality only two tyres ,both tyres on the same axle will need to be changed to comply with tyre regulations for the annual vehicle inspection ,you will not damage the intermediate diff by doing this as any difference in the tyre dimensions caused by wear will be minimal so long as you use the correct size tyres for the vehicle with the correct speed rating ,the intermediate diff is designed to allow for different speeds of the vehicle which is why it has a nice collection of sun and planets gears inside it which are designed to allow for the differences without wearing out ,Like the antifreeze pundits you musnt mix different colours ,well its ony the colour thats different thats all but listen to the so called dealer receptionist experts ,well trust a mechanic with 40+ years in the trade if these pundits were any good they would be on the workshop floor because they would know what their doing but when a mechanic is no good they get given jobs like storeman or receptionists ,van drivers and the like .
Nov 22, 2010 |
2008 Toyota Highlander