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The chrome wheel issue was a fault with air leaking past the tires due to chrome wheels causing low tires which can cause uneven wear on a tire.I would inspect all surfaces of the tire for any abnormal wear inside and out.If all tires are o.k. and there is no abnormal wear most likely the tires are o.k.
If there is uneven wear this can be caused by low tires at one or more points due to chrome wheels or that the front end alignment is off.It would be a good idea to have the alignment checked to make sure it is o.k. as this is known to cause tire wear.
If the vehicle sat for a long period of time this can cause flat spots to develop on the tires which in turn can cause them needing replaced.
Tire rotations are usually best done every 3,000 to 5,000 miles to keep tires in good shape.
These would be the only reasons I would see to replace the front tires.If you do not see any issues yourself with them you might get another second opinion (hands on) to see if another mechanic or shop thinks they need replaced and why they need replaced.
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