We get this question all the time but more often than not, people just assume their tires are in good enough shape if they are not flat. That is a dangerous assumption so here are a few indications it is time to get new tires.
- Tires are considered to be worn out at 2/32 inch minimum tread depth.
- In wet conditions 4/32 inch or less tread means a significant loss of wet traction due to shallower grooves.
- In snow conditions, traction noticeably diminishes at 6/32 inch tread depth. The more shallow lug and groove depths limit a tire’s ability to “bite” into snow and clean out snow compressed into the tread.
- Irregular wear necessitates early tire replacement.
Still not sure if your tires need to be replaced? Stop out to Porter’s Tire & Auto Service and we’ll check them out FOR FREE!