How deep is your tread depth, right now? Would you know without checking?

If it's been a while since you last measured your tire tread, now might be a good time.

In a 2013 study by Smithers Rapra, when stopping from 60mph in 0.05 inch deep water, it took a car with worn out tread 10 additional car lengths to stop than a car with fresh tread.

What does that mean for you?

If you're unlucky, it could mean an accident you would have avoided if your tread was new.

The worst part of wearing down tires is that the reduction in traction is only apparent on wet days. If the ground is dry, you may not notice a difference. If it's been dry for a long time and suddenly rains, you may be taken by surprise by the sudden difference in braking time.

There's an easy solution to this. Simply measure your tire tread regularly, and invest in new tires when your tread reaches about 4/32 inch depth. You can always visit our service center to have your tires inspected, or to have new ones put on.

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