Most tire experts would say no. It is never a good idea to replace a single tire, because each tire has different performance characteristics. You may not notice it during day-to-day driving, but any non-ordinary actions, such as swerving to avoid an accident, turning or braking in a rain storm, etc you may suddenly find the car doing something completely unexpected. Also, check with your insurance company - they may decide that because the car was "improperly maintained" that your coverage would not be good in the case of an accident with mis-matched tires.
When it comes to shopping for car tires, the first place you look for research should be your vehicle’s owner manual. This booklet documents the specifications of the tires you need for your vehicle. No one tire is universal between vehicles, for example. Performance tires are designed for light and fast vehicles, just as truck tires are meant for bearing the burden of large and powerful vehicles.
Once you’ve identified the tire you need for your vehicle, then you can begin reading through reviews and consumer ratings on individual tires.
Tread Pattern: Each tire has its own unique treads, but the best tires are those that utilize effective engineering practices for such things as removing water from the tire surface for better traction.
Season or Terrain: Beyond the obvious answer of getting from Point A to Point B, there are custom-built products, meant for specific terrain types, such as mud tires or winter tires.
Tire Life: It's important to find a quality tire guaranteed to last or at least have a decent warranty where replacements can be obtained for little-to-no cost.
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