If you’re wondering to yourself, “How do I check tire tread wear,” then congratulations — you’re in the right place. Ryan Honda in Williston has the answers you seek. Learn all about different ways you’ll want to know how to check tire tread depth. From the most accurate methods to the most convenient and easily accessible ones, we can help you find a tire tread depth measurement technique that works for you in your current situation!
Have a flat or a tire that’s so worn after measuring it that it requires putting a spare on immediately to travel further in Watford City or Dickinson? We can help you learn how to change a car tire and more! Just contact us with all your tire care questions! Meanwhile, read more about the importance of tire tread depth and find a couple of methods for checking it below!
Most new tires have a tread depth of about 10/32 or 11/32 of an inch (that’s roughly a third of an inch). Winter tires and snow tires, not to mention 4×4 tires you might find on lifted trucks, often have deeper treads.
What’s more, while there’s no real “recommended” tire tread depth your tires should have at any given time (tires wear, so the tread depth is always decreasing), there IS a legally mandated tread depth at which you’ll need to buy new tires. That tread depth, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, is 2/32 of an inch.
How do you know if your tires require replacing after having reached 2/32 of an inch of tread wear or less? Here are some handy methods for checking your tire tread wear in New Town or nearby.
If you’re traveling on-the-road and you want to check your tires quickly, using a penny will get the job done in a pinch. Of course, using a ruler is more accurate. But this method is most convenient. Why? The design on the U.S. penny makes it the perfect household tool to measure your tire wear. Here’s how:
If you don’t have spare change lying around, or if you’re looking to really get an accurate no-muss-no-fuss reading of your tire tread depth, here are three more accurate measurement techniques:
Ryan Honda is your premier destination for quality Honda service and maintenance you can trust in the greater Stanley area! Check out all our parts tips to learn more about how to care for your tires in Williston!
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