How To Determine If Your Tires Are Safe To Drive


Without tires, vehicles wouldn’t be able to handle the road as effectively as modern cars and trucks do, they couldn’t travel as quickly as those with tires in tip-top shape, and they would likely be more dangerous for drivers and passerby.

When tire tread disappears, tires lose loads of effectiveness. As such, it’s important for tires to have ample tread on them – here are several characteristics of good tires, ways to check them, and things to keep drivers safe.

Measurements of tire tread are – according to the motor vehicle industry – are taken in 32nds of inches. The “penny test” measures 2/32 inches – when the United States penny is faced head-down into the crevice. The “quarter test” measures 4/32 inches.

You should remember that 2/32 inches are what safety enthusiasts used to tell people was OK – it’s not OK. 4/32 inches is the “new OK,” whereas 10/32nd inches are fresh tires.
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