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  • UTQG Treadwear Numbers: What Do They Mean?

  • Often, I receive calls about a tire's life and the tire's relationship to its assigned UTQG treadwear indicator. UTQG numbers are assigned to indicate a tires overall level of performance and tread hardness. These numbers beginning at 0 for race products and traveling north of 800 for some of the longest…

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  • Spare Change

  • …Checking tread depth is simple and only costs a penny. To do the “penny test,” take a penny; insert Abe Lincoln’s head upside down into the tread. If you can see all of his head, your tire is 2/32" deep or less and should be replaced. Tires also have tread wear indicators known as "wear bars" built…

  • Review of: Bridgestone Turanza EL42

  • …tires for 14 months/15k miles and the dealer already says they need to be replaced. Tread is down to 5/32%22 and wear indicators are at 2/32%22. Should have looked on Tirerack because then I would have noticed the wear rating is only 300, whereas most SUV tires are at least 500.

  • Review of: Bridgestone Turanza EL42

  • …tires for 14 months/15k miles and the dealer already says they need to be replaced. Tread is down to 5/32%22 and wear indicators are at 2/32%22. Should have looked on Tirerack because then I would have noticed the wear rating is only 300, whereas most SUV tires are at least 500.

  • Review of: Bridgestone Turanza EL42

  • …tires for 14 months/15k miles and the dealer already says they need to be replaced. Tread is down to 5/32%22 and wear indicators are at 2/32%22. Should have looked on Tirerack because then I would have noticed the wear rating is only 300, whereas most SUV tires are at least 500.




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