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  • Mon - Fri9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Sat9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sun11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • Mon - Fri7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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  • Sat8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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How To Check Tire Tread Depth

Tire Replacement

If you want to maximize your fuel economy and enjoy superior handling on the roads near Scottsdale, you need to take good care of your Acura tires! It only takes a minute to learn how to check tire tread depth, and you won’t even need any specialized tools. We’ve put together a short step-by-step guide to the penny test below, so you can get started at home.

What is the Recommended Tire Tread Depth?

Generally, new Acura tires will have a tread depth of 10/32 or 11/32 of an inch. Precise measurements will vary depending on the type of ties you’ve selected for your daily drives and adventures, but you can expect to see about ⅓ of an inch of depth on most options. When do you need to replace your tires? If your tire tread depth falls to 2/32 of an inch or lower, you should schedule service sometime in the near future. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, continuing to drive after your treads reach this point will put you at a higher risk for flats and blowouts.

How Do I Check Tire Tread Wear at Home?

It’s no secret! If you’ve ever wondered, “How do I check tire tread wear?” you should know that a penny is all you need. Here’s how check tire tread depth at home:

  1. Insert a penny into the tire tread. Make sure that Lincoln’s head is pointed down, and facing outward.
  2. If you can’t see any part of Lincoln’s head, congrats! Your tires are good to go.
  3. If you can see the entirety of Lincoln’s head and face, it’s time to schedule service or pick up a new set of tires.

It’s a good idea to test each tire at multiple locations, and test each tire separately. If you haven’t been rotating your tires, uneven wear is inevitable.

What Are the Other Signs of tire Wear?

Even the most dependable, long-lasting tires will eventually wear out on the roads of Peoria and . And since your tires are the only parts of your vehicle that make contact with the road, they’re arguably one of your most important safety features. Make regular tire rotation a part of your maintenance routine. Knowing the signs of aging or damaged tires can help you prevent dangerous accidents and mishaps. Here’s what else you should look for while you’re checking your tread wear:

  • How’s your tire pressure? If you have to keep filling up, you may want to spring for a new set.
  • Visible tire damage–like cracking or bubbling–is always a sign that your tires have seen better days.
  • Have you noticed shaking while breaking? Is your vehicle pulling to one side or the other?

Acura North Scottsdale Can Help with Tire Care

Whether you’re looking for a new set of tires or for a trustworthy service team that’s certified by Acura, you’ll want to take the next steps at Acura North Scottsdale! We have all of your Acura tire needs covered.

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