Looking for feedback on what to do about my tires. Bought my C-Max used and it's at 36k miles.
CarFax showed one tire repaired, and one tire replaced at 28k miles. This means I have three original tires with 36k on them, and one new-ish tire on the back right with 8k miles on it. All are the Michelin Green X Energy Saver, rated A Traction / A Temperature / 480 Treadwear.
However, I have observed the one "repaired" tire is basically on the verge of being a sidewall plug. Picture: Capture.JPG 65.36KB 0 downloads
Having checked air pressure it is holding PSI just the same as the other tires and I guess it has lasted 7k miles as-is. But, does it look safe and how long will it last?
First thought is just grab another Michelin and replace the plugged tire. But then the back tires will be new-ish and fronts will only have about 10k left before needing replacement. Probably would cost about $200 for the one now and $400 for the fronts later meaning $600 total. Disadvantage is after paying all this out, I would have mismatched ages (one with 8k already on it to worry about down the line).
Should I just replace all 4 now? Advantage is I could switch to a great-but-not-as-pricey tire, getting the discount for a full set. Probably would cost about $130 per tire, getting everything for about $520. Guess the almost-new Michelin just gets sacrificed because I have no place to store it.
Wondering if you all have seen front tires wear faster than the backs. My last car was like this and the backs could easily last 1.5x the fronts, meaning it was cost effective to just do front tires at one point.