I have a 2008 Tacoma Double-Cab Prerunner. I have approximately 8000 miles on my truck with the original tires.
I heard a loud "pop" this morning while driving home. Once I pulled up to my house, I heard a loud hissing sound. I noticed my passenger-side, rear tire was rapidly deflating. I pulled out all of the stuff and changed the tire. Upon inspection, the flat tire has a crack/split approximately one (1) inch in lenght across the top (tread) of the tire almost centerline.
My question is this: If the tire is not repairable, do I replace the one (1) tire or do I buy at least two (2)? Again, the tires on my Tacoma are the original OEM tires with approximately 8000 miles on them (Dunlop Grandtrek AT-20).
I've also heard from many people about needing to replace all their OEM tires fairly quickly as most OEM tires these days are brand-new factory rejects.
Any info would be appreciated.