Buying New Tires Is Easy If You Know When To Do It

If the tread on your car’s or truck’s tires isn’t long enough, you increase the risk of your vehicle hydroplaning on wet surfaces, and also taking up to 10 cars’ lengths longer to stop, at the speed of just 60 miles per hour.

A tread length of anything less than 4/32 inches indicates that driving is significantly less safe. If the tread is under 2/32 inches long, it’s illegal to drive on in most states across America. In comparison, the average length that new tires’ tread extends is only 10/32 inches long, although plenty long enough to make a difference in handling.

You can check the tread’s length with a penny or quarter, stick the head into the tread, and measure using the figures’ heads, each figure’s head is 2/32 inches and 4/32 inches away from the edge, respectively.

Let our pros take the guesswork out of changing tires. You can trust us at Sierra Acura Of Alhambra to get your job done.

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