Getting your tire maintenance right is highly important and regular check of the tread depth of your tires should not be overlooked. Proper tread depth is one of the easiest ways to help maximize your safety and performance.
Basically a tread depth of 4/32 or deeper is good, at 3/32 tread depth indicates you should replace the tires soon whereas, at a tread depth of 2/32 or less, you should definitely change your tires immediately.
There are several popular ways to check your tire tread depth
- The Penny Tire Test: this is a very simple test, insert a penny coin into your tire’s tread groove with Lincoln’s head upside down and facing you if all the Lincoln’s head are visible to you then its time to replace your tires because that would mean your tread depth is less than 2/32 inch.
- The Quarter tire Test: here is another easy coin test where all you have to do is insert the coin at a quarter level and if the tread touches Washington’s head after you might have done that, then you have at least 4/32 inch of tread remaining.
- Tire Tread Wear Bar Indicator: there’s always a tread-wear indicator bar mostly attached to these tires, located at the bottom of the tread grooves in several locations. When the bars become visible it indicates that you should replace your tires.