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How to Tell If Tires Still Have Enough Tread Depth

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Check for uneven tread wear when you check your tires’ tread depth. Tread depth describes the height of a vehicle’s tire tread and is an indicator of tire wear. Being aware of the tread depth of your tires helps you judge when you need to replace them. Motorists should check the tread depth on their tires once every two months and at the beginning of each new season. Tread depth is easy to measure and can be accomplished using a penny and a quarter.

Things You’ll Need: Penny, Quarter

Instructions

  • Park your vehicle on a flat surface with the wheels pointing straight ahead.