Check for Balding Tires: Avoid an Accident


​Do you feel it takes a little longer for your car to stop on wet roads? If so, then your tires may be at fault. Balding tires are of concern as they become dangerous and illegal to drive on; they imperil your safety and others’ lives. While the old standard for tread depth was 2/32nds of an inch, the new standard seems to be 4/32nds of an inch. That means if the depth of the tread is 4/32nds of an inch or less, replacement of tires is strongly recommended.

In fact, an independent study conducted by Smithers Rapra in 2013 showed that tires with 2/32-inch tread depth required ten more car-lengths to stop than that needed by 10/32-inch tread depth tires.

While a penny or quarter can be used to estimate the depth of the tread, a depth gauge by a professional can provide an exact thickness, and hence the state, of your tires. Visit Tim Short Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM in Morehead, KY to seek a professional opinion on your tires and tire replacement.

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