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  • Are Your Tires Worn Out?

  • …to most states' laws, tires are legally worn out when they reach 2/32" of 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…

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

  • …22,353 out of 44,176 people found this answer helpful • Was this answer helpful to you? Yes | No Thank you for submitting feedback on this answer. When are winter / snow tires no longer appropriate for the next season? Check your tires' tread depths. When a winter / snow tire has worn to about…

  • Deciding When to Put on Winter Tires

  • …that has already shoveled out of one storm and is expecting another, I would be driving on snow tires. Since tire tread depth is one of the key elements to a winter tire's performance, it is best to maximize their life by only using them when necessary. A winter tire will start to lose quite a…

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  • Run-Flat Tires: When to Keep and When to Leave Behind

  • …every day from BMW owners that have worn out their original run-flat tires and are on the fence about keeping the run-flat tires or going to a non-run-flat. My best recommendation is to base your decision on where you drive. Many people commute in areas that are well populated and would have plenty…

  • When Should I Replace My Winter / Snow Tires?

  • When tires reach 2/32" (approximately 1.6mm) of remaining tread depth they are considered to be legally worn out. According to U.S. law, tires must also have easy-to-see Tread Wear Indicator bars incorporated into their tread design for visual indication that a tire has worn down to 2/32".…

  • Are you looking for efficiency in all the wrong places?

  • …resistance tires, I thought the ride quality tended to feel stiffer than a standard tire and the traction level nowhere near as good. In my own opinion, the wet traction was seriously lacking in all of the low rolling resistance tires compared to standard tires. So when it comes to the tires that my…

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  • Winter Tire Traction: Are Yours Up to the Task This Winter?

  • …is best; but there are other ways to check depth. You may have heard of the Penny Test where you use the top of Lincoln's head on a penny to see if your tires are legally worn out (2/32"). If you flip the penny around and insert into various spots on the tire with Mr. Lincoln's memorial…

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  • Great Scion tC Tires

  • …and this includes their tires and wheels. The most common sizes for the tC are 215/45R17 and 225/45R18. Popular tires for this vehicle tend to fall in either the Ultra High Performance All-Season or Ultra High Performance Summer category. One of my favorite all-season tire choices for the tC is…

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