We have an Infiniti G35 AWD sedan. The two rear tires have had slow leaks for a long time; one just totally blew out and is beyond repair.
I’ve never had to replace tires on an AWD vehicle before. Do I have to do anything different? Does the ‘new tires on the rear’ rule still hold?
Both rears were kind of new when we got the car (less than a year old), and we’ve only put a couple thousand miles on them. Assuming a tire shop finds and solves the problem with the existing one (e.g. a bad bead or something), what goes into deciding if I replace just the one tire or both rears? Mrs. Devil will be the primary driver (and with the Devling in the back to boot), so traction, safety, etc. are paramount.
If it is a responsible choice to replace just the one, do I need to put on a matching brand/make, or will any good tire do? If I should replace both, do they need to match the front tires brand/make-wise?
I think that’s about it—unless I’m overlooking something. Again, I’ve never had an AWD before so don’t know if there are any peculiarities involved.