Ensuring your tires are in good condition is vital to keeping you safe on Escondido roads and keeping your Acura running optimally. Have you asked yourself, “how do I check tire tread wear?” This guide from our tire center experts will answer just that! Read on below for a few methods on how to check tire tread depth and what to do if it’s time for maintenance.
The U.S. Department of Transportation recommends tire replacement when your tread depth reaches 2/32 of an inch or less. Brand new tires for most average, daily vehicles have a tread depth of around ⅓ inch (about 10/32 or 11/32 to be exact). Note that snow tires or special off-roading tires will have deeper standard grooves to improve traction, so be sure to check the proper depth if your vehicle is equipped with such alternatives.
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Now that we know the recommended tire tread depth for a replacement, it’s time to learn how to check tire tread depth. There are three simple ways to measure tire tread depth:
With an understanding of how to check tire tread depth, conduct a quick measurement. Is Lincoln’s head showing? Is it less than ⅓ inch? If so, schedule a service appointment today. Our Acura of Escondido service center experts are happy to perform your tire replacement, or other tire services like rotations, balances, and alignments to ensure your safety throughout Carlsbad and beyond!
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