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Are Your Tires Worn Out?

Are Your Tires Worn Out?


…remaining tread depth. It's important to note that the tire's performance in rain and snow can be reduced before it no longer meets the minimum tread depth requirement. You can substitute a tire tread depth gauge with a U.S. coin to measure those critical few 32nds of an inch of remaining tread depth. When…

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When is The Right Time to Replace Tires?


While the legal minimum of 2/32" of remaining tread depth indicates a need to replace tires, should you buy tires even if part of Lincoln's head is covered when using a penny to measure your tire's tread depth? Take a look at "Measuring Tire Tread Depth with a Coin" to see how U.S. coins can be used…

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Tire Tech Information - Tread Depth - Why Too Little is Never Enough


tread has worn down to the minimum legal limit of 2/32 inch. However, in spite of the legal minimums, Tire Rack recommends that drivers expecting to experience wet conditions consider replacing their tires when they reach 4/32" of remaining tread depth. Tire Rack's tests have shown how shallow treads

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Are my winter tires good enough for one more season?


…much tread depth do I need to make it through another season? The depth of the tread is directly proportional to the traction you will achieve in rain, slush and snow. Knowing that, what are the thresholds? if you are at 8/32nds you have at least one more GOOD winter left. You should have a minimum of…
 
Michelin Primacy MXV4 Tires Installed on My Crossover

Michelin Primacy MXV4 Tires Installed on My Crossover


…tires were only at 5/32nds of tread depth. While this is enough tread depth to be legal, it isn't optimal for wet traction or hydroplaning. To see how your tire's tread depth is affected by wet conditions, watch "What Honest Abe Doesn't Tell You About Minimum Tread Depths." Given these issues, I decided…

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Tire Tech Information - Tire Rolling Resistance Part 3: Changes to Expect When Switching from Worn-Out to New Tires


…a new, full-treaded tire is greater than that of an old, worn-out tire. Considering that many passenger car tires are molded with beginning tread depths of 10/32" to 12/32", the tires will be approximately 1/2" to 6/10" shorter in diameter when they've worn to the minimum tread depth of 2/32". In order…

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When it's raining?a quarter will get you home, a penny might not.


tread depth gauge to measure the critical, final few 32nds of an inch of remaining tread depth. Place a penny into several tread grooves across the tire. If part of Lincoln's head is always covered by the tread, you have more than 2/32" of tread depth remaining – the minimum legal amount of tread

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Tire Test Results : What Honest Abe Doesn't Tell You About Minimum Tread Depths


…Doesn't Tell You About Minimum Tread Depths * Test Report * Test Result Video July 20, 2007 Tread depths tested: New (10/32") * What We Liked: Familiar wet traction, hydroplaning resistance and stopping distances * Conclusion: It's hard to have too much of a good thing (tread depth) whenever drivers are…

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Install Two New Tires in the Rear or the Front?

Install Two New Tires in the Rear or the Front?


…two tires need replacing. For information on properly checking your tires' tread depth, check out, "What Honest Abe Doesn't Tell You About Minimum Tread Depths." What should you do if two tires still have adequate tread depth remaining and only two need replaced? First, be sure to match tires. Ideally…

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(PDF Document: Michelin_Care_and_Feeding.pdf)


…tires are manufactured with 6/32" center tread depth. michelin testing shows that a shaved tire at 3.5/32" offers slightly more dry grip from the start of the tire's competition life. The time differential between a shaved and heat-cycled tire and a full-tread depth and heat-cycled tire is around 0.5 - 0…

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Winter Tech - Measuring Tire Tread Depth with a Coin


…molded into their tread design called "wear bars" which run across their tread pattern from their outside shoulder to inside shoulder. Wear bars are designed to visually connect the elements of the tire's tread pattern and warn drivers when their tires no longer meet minimum tread depth requirements. Common…

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Winter Tech - Tread Depth - Why Too Little is Never Enough


tread has worn down to the minimum legal limit of 2/32 inch. However, in spite of the legal minimums, Tire Rack recommends that drivers expecting to experience wet conditions consider replacing their tires when they reach 4/32" of remaining tread depth. Tire Rack's tests have shown how shallow treads

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