You Shouldn't Skimp On Tire Tread


Tire tread is essential to staying on the roadway without crashing, sliding, or slipping. It’s true that tires with just one-fifth of their standard length are at a significantly higher risk than normal of crashing. You should keep up with how long your tires’ tread is, and make sure to change them if such tread isn’t of proper length. But how can you be sure your tires are in sufficient shape?

Mechanics use a tool called a depth gauge to measure tire tread. If you don’t have one of these tools, you can use a United States quarter to see if the tread is shorter than 4/32 inches in length. Stick the quarter down into the tread, head facing downwards. Can you see the figure’s head clearly, without being obscured by tread?

If so, the tread is shorter than 4/32 inches, and you should replace the tire in question.

Let the experts at i.g. Burton BMW help you out – we’ll change your tires the right way.
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