Originally Posted by DFWJC
It is worrisome if that's the case.
If you have a race car that you take for drive and notice the engine isn't right, but in the process you get a flat tire. Your immediate need is to get the tire fixed to get you back to the shop. Then you fix the engine.
But as far as the amount investment, you spend your dollars (or 1st round pick) on what will win you races (Dline/Engine) and spend less (3rd-4th rounder) on what will get you to the shop (Safety/tires).
And it'd help if somebody under the hood was a mechanic.