Safety Tips on How to Check your Tire Treads

Safety Tips on How to Check your Tire Treads

Tire treads mark an essential part of a vehicle. However, most drivers tend to take this component for granted, forgetting the fact that it is one of the most important pieces of a vehicle's capability and safety. The following tips are vital in taking proper care of the tires especially the treads.

When your tread is exactly 6/32 of an inch or more, it guarantees a satisfactory experience of traction and performance as far as the tire tread is concerned. But in the instances the tread depth lies between 4/32 and 5/32 of an inch, then your traction in wet conditions reduce significantly hence the odds of hydroplaning and sliding increase. When the treads wear 3/32 of an inch, then it puts you at higher risk of being slipping or skidding when turning, accelerating or coming to a stop.

We recommend that the stopping distance of full to mid-tread depth in a stagnant water remain at an average of 160 feet at 60mph. If your tread is worn with 2/32 of an inch, then the stopping distance in wet conditions can be increased to 250 feet at 60mph.

Visit us at Toyota Northwest Edmonton to learn more about how to maintain your treads and our team of experts is eager and ready to answer your queries and we'll be happy to rotate or replace your tires if need be.

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