A common question we get here at Luther INFINITI of Bloomington is, “How do I check tire tread wear?” We have answers! Read on to find out more or contact us anytime online. You’re also welcome to call us at 651-383-4948. Our service experts are here to help answer all of your vehicle maintenance questions pertaining to tires, brakes, service schedules, oil changes, and more!
Most new tires sold at Luther INFINITI of Bloomington and elsewhere offer between 10/32 to 11/32 of an inch (about a third of an inch) of tire tread depth. Snow tires and larger chunky tires designed may have even deeper tread grooves with a larger tread depth.
While there’s really no “recommended” tire tread depth to drive on at any given time, there is a legally mandated tread depth at which the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) says it’s time to replace your tires. That tread depth is 2/32 of an inch. Why is that? Because at that tread depth, tires really begin losing their traction-holding capabilities, resulting in a much greater chance of hydroplaning, wheel slippage, and motor vehicle collisions. As such, they pose too great of a safety risk to Eden Prairie and Edina drivers to continue using.
If you don’t have a penny available to use to check your tire tread with, then you’ll want to use one of these methods instead:
Our Bloomington service center helps people just like you from Woodbury to Lakeville and beyond with your various automotive maintenance & service needs. Want to learn more? Call 651-383-4948 or check out all of our service & maintenance tips. Meanwhile, you can also schedule tire service online!
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