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  • Panic Stopping: How Much Tread Depth Do You Need?

  • …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 might surprise you! Read the Full…

  • Blame it on the Rain

  • …have proper tread depth can greatly reduce your risk of a rear-end collision during wet conditions. As you can see in this video a vehicle with tires worn to 4/32" will take nearly twice the distance to stop during emergency braking. As you will see, proper tread depth can be the difference…

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  • Spare Change

  • tread depth. Water can't be compressed, so you need enough tread depth to allow the 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 water, losing traction and increasing stopping distances. It…

  • Does an All-Weather Tire Exist?

  • …severe winter conditions. To qualify for this rating, the tire's tread design and depth must provide 10% more snow traction than the standard or all-season tire. This symbol (pictured above) pertains only to the tread design and depth and does not guarantee any additional traction on ice or slick…

  • Surviving Winter 2014: Snow Driving Tips from Tire Rack

  • …dedicated winter / snow tires or all-season tires with above-average snow proficiency for their category. As John points out, checking the tread depth and air pressure of your tires is very important, too. While -15ºF isn't easy to deal with, driving in tough winter conditions doesn't…

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