Replacing the Odd Man Out - 2015 Audi A3 Long-Term Road Test

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2015 Audi A3: Replacing the Odd Man Out

by Reese Counts, Vehicle Testing Assistant on October 20, 2015

2015 Audi A3

After Matt Jones had the misfortune to blow out a tire while attending a wedding in Oakland, we decided to put a matching set of tires on our long-term 2015 Audi A3.

Matt replaced the tire on his trip, but replacing a tire on a Sunday meant taking what you could get. This meant a Nitto Motivo instead of the original Continental ProContact TX that suffered the puncture. We decided to replace two tires instead of just the one odd one based on warnings in the Audi's owner's manual. Simply put, having tires with different tread depths can adversely affect the Quattro all-wheel drive system and possibly damage the car.

We ordered two new tires from Stokes Tire Service in Santa Monica on a Monday afternoon; they arrived Tuesday morning. The next day we called ahead about an hour before arrival, and 45 minutes later, our A3 had two new tires, mounted and balanced.  

Total cost: $469.98

Total Days out of Service: None

Reese Counts, Vehicle Testing Assistant

 

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