Contents

- 1 What is a safe tire tread depth?
- 2 Should I replace my tires at 3 32?
- 3 Is 7 32 A good tire tread depth?
- 4 What is the standard tread depth of new tires?
- 5 Is 5 32 A good tire tread depth?
- 6 What is the minimum tread depth for passenger tires?
- 7 Should I replace my tires at 4 32?
- 8 How many miles is 1/32 of tread?
- 9 How far can you drive on 4/32 tread?
- 10 What percent is 9 32 tread?
- 11 Is the penny test for tires accurate?
- 12 How many 32nds is 4mm?
- 13 Is 4mm tire tread OK?
- 14 What is the tread depth of a new winter tire?
- 15 Where do you check tire tread depth?

## What is a safe tire tread depth?

Good tire tread depth will be 6/32 or deeper. If the depth is 4/32, you should start thinking of replacing your tires and getting new ones. 2/32 or less means that you should change your tires ASAP. The amount of tire **tread can affect your stopping distance, making** a drive in wet or snowy conditions more dangerous.

## Should I replace my tires at 3 32?

If your tread is at **3**/**32** inch, your **tires** are nearly worn out, and you **should** start shopping. At 2/**32** inch, you have legally bald **tires**, and you need to **replace** them immediately. When **the tire’s** tread pattern wears even with **the** bars, **the tire** is considered worn out.

## Is 7 32 A good tire tread depth?

A new **tire tread** will typically have 10/**32** of an inch of **tread**, and some expensive **tires** may have 12/**32** of an inch. So, **7**/**32** is pretty **good**, but is not comparable to a new **tire**.

## What is the standard tread depth of new tires?

Tread is the rubber on the tire that touches the road. New tires have an average tread depth of 8 to 9 millimeters (10/32 to 11/32 inches). As you drive, the tread will wear down. A tire with a tread depth below **1.6 millimeters** (2/32 inches) lacks grip.

## Is 5 32 A good tire tread depth?

6/32″ or higher: Your **tire’s tread depth** is sufficient. **5/32**“: If snow-covered roads are a concern, you should consider replacing your **tires**. 4/32″: If you frequently drive on wet roads, consider replacing your **tires**. 3/32″: It’s time to start shopping for new **tires**.

## What is the minimum tread depth for passenger tires?

Tread Depth – Why Too Little is Never Enough | Tire Rack

… **1.6mm**) of remaining tread depth. U.S. law requires tires to have easy-to-see Tread Wear Indicator bars running from one side of their tread design to the other when the tire’s tread has worn down to the minimum legal limit of 2/32 inch.

## Should I replace my tires at 4 32?

If **the** top of **his** head is flush with **the** tread, you have about **4**⁄**32** inch of tread left, meaning you have some grip remaining for rainy or snowy conditions. That’s **the** time when you **should** start shopping for new **tires**. If you can see space above Washington’s head, you may need to **replace** your **tires** immediately.

## How many miles is 1/32 of tread?

Depending on the tread compound, the tread will wear down about 1/32 inch for every **5,000** to **8,500 miles** of normal driving. Consequently, a new set of tires may last **40,000** to **70,000 miles** on average. As the tread wears down, the depth of the grooves between the treads becomes shallower.

## How far can you drive on 4/32 tread?

Therefore **you should** get to 28,400 **miles** before your tires get down to 2/32″. This also implies that your tires had ~**4/32**” depth 5,000 **miles** ago. Regardless of the remaining **tread** depth, I recommend that **you** have the tires replaced before the rainy season starts there.

## What percent is 9 32 tread?

If the tread depth is 9/32″, it has **87.5 percent** remaining. If the tread depth is 8/32″, it has **75 percent** remaining. If the tread depth is 7/32″, it has **62.5 percent** remaining. If the tread depth is 6/32″, it has **50 percent** remaining.

## Is the penny test for tires accurate?

For years, motorists have been told the “**penny test**” is an **accurate** indicator of whether or not you need new **tires**. The **test** is conducted by sticking a **penny** head down in a **tire** tread; if you see all of Lincoln’s head, then you should change the **tires**. The one with an eighth of an inch of tread stopped in 300 feet.

## How many 32nds is 4mm?

mm to Inch Conversion Chart | ||
---|---|---|

mm | Inches (approximate) | |

4 | 3/16 | 5/32 |

5 | 3/16 | 6/32 |

6 | 1/4 | 8/32 |

## Is 4mm tire tread OK?

Transport **Canada** says **tires** worn close to 5/32” (4 millimetres) should not be used on snow-covered roads. According to **tire** manufacturers, and even the law in most provinces, your **tires** should be replaced when the **tread depth** reaches 4/32” in the winter.

## What is the tread depth of a new winter tire?

A **new winter tire** is delivered with between 10/32 inch and 14/32 inch **tread depth**. The wear bars moulded into the voids in the **tire tread** indicate the absolute wear limit of 2/32 of an inch **tread depth**. That’s not considered safe for **winter** conditions.

## Where do you check tire tread depth?

There are several popular ways to **check** your **tire tread depth**. One easy way is the penny **test**. Simply insert a penny into your **tire’s tread** groove with Lincoln’s head upside down and facing you. If you can see all of Lincoln’s head, your **tread depth** is less than 2/32 inch and it’s time to replace your tires.