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Tire Tech Information - Tire Specs Explained: Tread Depth


…with a tire tread depth gauge. When tires have neared the end of their life, a U.S. Lincoln penny can also be used to confirm the tire's tread depth. If Lincoln's entire head is visible, the tire is worn to approximately 2/32" and is considered legally worn out in most States. Average new tires used on…

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Tire Tech Information - Matching Tires on Four-Wheel Drive & All-Wheel Drive Vehicles


…designs, tires made by different manufacturers, different inflation pressures or even tires worn to different tread depths. As an example of different tire diameters resulting from tires worn to different tread depths, we'll compare two 225/45R17-sized tires, a new tire with its original tread depth of 10…

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Winter Tread Depth - When to Stop Using Tires in Snow and on Ice


tread depth, tires do not have enough biting edges and shallower circumferential grooves to effectively evacuate deep snow and slush. The illustration below shows tires (from left to right) at new tread depth, worn to 6/32" and then worn to 2/32". You can see as the tire approaches 6/32" the tread

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Need to measure your tread depth? Use a coin!


It's a good idea to keep track of your tires' tread depth because it indicates how much life is left in the tires. Gauges are certainly the best option for doing so, but they're not always handy. At Tire Rack, we offer the Dill® Digital Tread Depth Gauge in our inventory of accessories. (Bonus! You…

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FAQ - TIRES


…/ snow tires no longer appropriate for the next season? Check your tires' tread depths. When a winter / snow tire has worn to about 6/32", it's ability to provide beneficial snow traction will start to diminish. While still legal at 2/32", a winter / snow tire has worn well past the depth where it…

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Tire Shaving Available at Tire Rack


…shaved new tire will provide more traction than a tire worn to the exact same tread depth after being driven for thousands of miles on the road. Tire shaving is an effective means of permitting more of a tire's performance capability to be realized early in its life. In many cases, shaved tires used in…

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


tire has worn well past the depth where it provides beneficial snow traction Fortunately, winter tires are typically molded with deeper tread depths than summer or all-season tires, and many of them also feature Winter Wear Indicators (also called Snow Platforms) to identify that a tire's tread depth

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Panic Stopping: How Much Tread Depth Do You Need? (03:42)


…Google+Twitter Share Tires are usually considered legally worn out when they reach 2/32" of remaining tread depth. Concerned that nearly worn out tires sacrifice too much wet traction, we compared the stopping distances of new tires to those with 4/32" and 2/32" tread depth. The Tire Rack's test results…

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New Year. New Tires.

New Year. New Tires.


…6/32” of remaining tread depth. For rain and wet roads, you should consider replacing your tires when they reach approximately 4/32” of remaining tread depth. What Honest Abe Doesn’t Tell You About Minimum Tread Depths When do I need to replace my tires? Simply use a tire gauge or pull some spare…
 

What Your Change is Telling You About Tread Depth


…will start to be noticeably less than compared to a new tire. Since water can't be compressed like light snow, you need enough tread depth to allow rain to escape through the tire's grooves. If the water can't escape fast enough, your vehicle's tires will be forced to hydroplane (float) on top of the…

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Review of: Firestone Affinity HP


…from someone in the tire industry - you almost always get what you pay for when it comes to tires. I live in Denver, so I see a few snow storms a year%3B this Firestone doesn%27t slip and slide in light snow, but heavier and packed snow becomes an issue. At the current tread depth of 10/32, wet evacuation…

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


…wet road braking performance of tires with legal minimum tread depths that could only produce potentially lethal stopping distances! Testing the Premise Members of Tire Rack team conducted independent tests that compared the stopping distances of new tires to tires at the point of approaching being…

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