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Replacement tires: When is it time?


…conditions (the tread in the photo is obviously not ready for anything). If you're driving in snow, replacement tires should be purchased when approximately 6/32" of the tread depth remains. For wet roads, 4/32". And dry roads, 2/32" is the legal minimum but we wouldn't wait that long to replace tires. •…

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Replacement Tires for AWD and Four-Wheel Drive Vehicles

Replacement Tires for AWD and Four-Wheel Drive Vehicles


tread 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 compared two 225/45R17-sized tires, a new tire with its original tread depth

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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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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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Tire Tech Information - Measuring Tire Tread Depth with a Coin


…Tire Sizing Plus Size Wheels & Tires Porsche N-Specification Tire Approvals Rubber Cracking Selecting the Right Tires Shaving Tire Treads to Maintain Equivalent Tread Depths for Four-Wheel Drive & All-Wheel Drive Vehicles Sidewall Indentations, Undulations & Protrusions Sidewall Markings Sidewall Separations…

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Tire Tech Information - When Should I Replace My Tires?


depth, vehicle speed and vehicle weight, as well as the tires' tread designs and tread depths collectively determine when and if the tires will be forced to hydroplane and how quickly they can stop a vehicle. "Tire Rack's advice is that if rain and wet roads are a concern, you should consider replacing

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What Your Change is Telling You About Tread Depth


…vs. wet traction compared to 2/32" tires, it may be best to replace your tires if wet traction is your primary concern. At 2/32" of remaining tread depth, the tire is legally worn out in most states and are in need of immediate replacement. The good news is that you received all of the legal value out…

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Tire Tech Information - Tire Replacement


…any tire inspection or replacement recommendations. * Tires should be replaced when their remaining tread depth is no longer appropriate for the weather conditions expected to be encountered. Tire Rack recommends replacing tires at approximately 5/32" of remaining tread depth for driving in snow, 4/32…

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Tire Tech Information - Tire Specs Explained: Tread Depth


…Tire Sizing Plus Size Wheels & Tires Porsche N-Specification Tire Approvals Rubber Cracking Selecting the Right Tires Shaving Tire Treads to Maintain Equivalent Tread Depths for Four-Wheel Drive & All-Wheel Drive Vehicles Sidewall Indentations, Undulations & Protrusions Sidewall Markings Sidewall Separations…

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Tire Tech Information - Measuring Tire Tread Depth with a Tire Gauge


…Tire Sizing Plus Size Wheels & Tires Porsche N-Specification Tire Approvals Rubber Cracking Selecting the Right Tires Shaving Tire Treads to Maintain Equivalent Tread Depths for Four-Wheel Drive & All-Wheel Drive Vehicles Sidewall Indentations, Undulations & Protrusions Sidewall Markings Sidewall Separations…

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Tire Tech Information - Shaving Tire Treads to Maintain Equivalent Tread Depths for Four-Wheel Drive & All-Wheel Drive Vehicles


tread depth? Simply installing one new tire runs the risk of drivability problems or expensive driveline damage. Replacing the other three partially worn tires along with the damaged tire significantly increases the cost. Tire Rack can provide a solution by matching the tread depth of the replacement

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Winter Tech - Matching Tires on Four-Wheel Drive & All-Wheel Drive Vehicles


…match the tread depth of the four worn tires on the ground when called into service. Additionally, if a single tire is replaced by the full size spare tire, hopefully the new replacement tire can remain as the spare tire until the other four tires have worn out and need to be replaced. Replacing Pairs of…

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