How To Know When You Need NEW TIRES!

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!