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Is Treadwear Important? How Do I Check It?

Is Treadwear Important? How Do I Check It?

Regularly checking your tire tread wear is an essential part of maintaining safe and reliable vehicle performance. The condition of your tires affects your vehicle's traction, handling, and braking capabilities, making it crucial to monitor their tread depth. In this blog post, we'll provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to check tire tread wear effectively. Tools you will need: Tire tread depth gauge - a small tool specifically designed for this purpose If you don't have a tread depth gauge: Use a penny as a substitute (more on that later) 1. Identify the Tread Wear Indicator Bars Tires have tread wear indicators that if you don’t know where they are exactly, you might mistake them for a tread. Usually it is a line that cuts through the width of the wheel - it is popping out of the wheel slightly. 2. Use a Tread Depth Gauge Take the tread depth gauge and insert the me ... read more

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