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Tread depth — How to measure

How to measure tread depth Tread depth is the height of the tread blocks from the area that contacts the road to the base of the tread block where it meets the tire cap. New tires typically have a tread depth of 10/32” to 12/32”. If the tires are rotated according to the carmaker or tire manufacture’s schedule and the vehicle alignment is maintained, the tread blocks will wear evenly across the tire until they’re worn to 2/32”, which is considered the legal minimum tread depth, at which point they … Read More


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