Measuring Tread Depth

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 by Hunter Leffel
Tire tread depth is critical to performance. The amount of voided area in the tread design greatly impacts hydroplaning resistance and wet traction, while also impacting snow traction in all-season and winter tires. Even the most aggressive looking tread pattern will be rendered ineffective with no tread depth remaining.

For more information check out this article on measuring tread depth with a coin.

Also, consider purchasing a depth gauge to gain a more accurate reading of your tire's tread depth.
Dill Digital Tread Depth Gauge
Dill Digital Tread Depth Gauge
  • Digitally displays tread depth in millimeters,
  • inches and fractions
  • Reads in 1/32 increments
  • Zero setting at any position
  • Large LCD display

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