Tire Tread You Must Have

As you might imagine, bald tires are accidents waiting to happen. If you replace tires before the tread disappearing, you keep roadways, drivers, everyone else on the road safer.

A bald tire is one considered having 2/32 inches of tread left or less. This doesn’t seem like much, but it’s only one-fifth of the initial average of 10/32 inches of tread. As such, you might run through a tire’s available tread quickly, as there’s not much, to begin with.

A worn tire is one that’s currently between 2/32 and 4/32 inches. To test these lengths, find a penny and quarter. Turn both head-down, then stick them into any tire’s tread. Can you see the quarter’s president’s head? Modern guidelines suggest it’s tire time, so don’t wait until just 2/32 inches, or less of tread is left.

Come by South Hills KIA and allow us to replace your tires. You buy them; we install them.

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