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I have a Cross trek with a damaged tire. Will I have to

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I have a Cross trek with a damaged tire. Will I have to replae all 4?
JA: How old are the tires? And have they been a problem in the past?
Customer: 18 months
JA: What is the model/year of your Subaru?
Customer: Cross trek XV 2015
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: jUST GOING TO TAKE IT TO A TIRE STATION
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Nothing else
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Subaru
Expert:  Kevin replied 10 months ago.

Hi im kevin there is no stipulation to change all four but a recommendation on Four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive vehicles as they are equipped with additional differentials and/or viscous couplings that are designed to allow momentary differences in wheel speeds when the vehicle turns a corner or temporarily spins a tire. However, if the differentials or viscous couplings are forced to operate 100% of the time because of mismatched tires, they can will experience excessive heat and wear .subaru dont set a point in which the tyres have to be worn before you cannot fit 1 new tyre .i would recommend at minimum they are fitted in pairs