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I went to a shop to get two new front tires, as the ones on the rear have about 15K miles worth of good, even threads left. The shop recommended that I replace all four tires, the offered logic being "on all-wheel drive vehicles mismatched tires could have catastrophic handling difficulties". I said thanks, but I'll just take two. Then the manager comes to his salesman's aid and says, "we would be held liable if you had an accident", implying it's four or none. So I shrugged and walked.

I think it was pure sales pressure BS aimed at increasing their bottom line,
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