Contents

- 1 Should I replace my tires at 4 32?
- 2 What is minimum tire tread depth that is safe?
- 3 What is the minimum tire tread depth in Canada?
- 4 Is 10/32 A good tire tread depth?
- 5 Is 5 32 A good tire tread depth?
- 6 How far can you drive on 4/32 tread?
- 7 How do I know if my tire tread is too low?
- 8 What is normal tread depth for a new tire?
- 9 Is the penny test for tires accurate?
- 10 Is 50 percent tire tread good?
- 11 How do you measure tire tread depth in Canada?
- 12 What is the tread depth of a new winter tire?
- 13 What percent is 9 32 tread?
- 14 Is 7 32 A good tire tread depth?
- 15 What is bad tire tread depth?

## 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.

## What is minimum tire tread depth that is safe?

The **minimum** legal limit is 2/32 of an inch. This doesn’t mean that **tires** are perfectly **safe** if they have 3/32 left of **tread**. This is simply the limit at which you won’t pass your state safety inspection. Your **tires** become incrementally less **safe** as the **tread** wears down.

## What is the minimum tire tread depth in Canada?

The **legal** limit of **wear** is 1.6 mm or 2/32nds of an inch of **tread depth**. But most **tire** makers recommend **tires** be replaced before the **legal** limit of **wear** is reached to ensure better wet-weather stopping power.

## Is 10/32 A good tire tread depth?

New **tires** typically come with **10/32**” or 11/32” **tread depths**, and some truck, SUV and winter **tires** may have deeper **tread depths** than other models. The U.S. Department of Transportation recommends replacing **tires** when they reach 2/32”, and many states legally require **tires** to be replaced at this **depth**.

## 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**.

## 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.

## How do I know if my tire tread is too low?

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**.

## What is normal tread depth for a new tire?

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.

## 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.

## Is 50 percent tire tread good?

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. **50 percent** worn – 7/32” REPLACE **TIRES**. 75 **percent** worn – 4.5/32” 100 **percent** worn – 2/32”

## How do you measure tire tread depth in Canada?

Hold the quarter between your thumb and forefinger with the quarter head facing down. Select a point on your **tire** where **tread** appears the lowest and insert the figurehead first into one of the grooves. If the top of the figurehead is covered by **tread**, you’re driving with the legal and safe amount of **tread**.

## 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.

## 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 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 bad tire tread depth?

Once your **tire tread** is below 1/8th of an inch of rubber, most industry experts suggest preparing to replace. If you’re down to 1/16th of an inch, your **tires** are considered worn out, and most states require immediate replacement.