How Do I Check Tire Tread Wear?

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The tire tread of a new set of tires should typically be around 10/32 or 11/32 of an inch. If you have tires designed for off-roading or a work truck, they may have a deeper tread. But when do you know it’s the right time to replace your tires? The U.S. Department of Transportation recommends having your tires replaced once the tread reaches 2/32 of an inch. Having an appropriate tire tread depth is crucial to staying safe as you drive around Beaumont. Learn more about how to check tire tread depth with Nissan of Silsbee. Then, contact our service department if you find you’re in need of tire car or replacement!

How Do I Check Tire Tread Wear?

One of the easiest ways to check your tire tread depth is the classic penny test. Buna drivers can do this easily at home. All you need is to grab a penny and head out to your Nissan vehicle.

  1. Insert the penny with Lincoln’s head facing down and towards you into the tire groove.
  2. Is Lincoln’s head covered and no longer visible? If you can see Lincoln’s face, your tire tread is at 2/32 of an inch, and it’s time to replace your tires.
  3. Repeat this process on all four tires, in multiple locations on the tires.

Other Ways to Maintain Your Tires

Another way to check your tire tread depth is to use a special tool like a tire tread depth gauge or tread wear bars. Some other things to assess when you are looking at your tire tread include: tire pressure, tire damage, tire rot and wheel alignment. It’s normal for your tires to incur some wear and tear as you navigate Evadale roads. They may wear down unevenly, and it’s important to get your tires rotated every few months, and keep an eye on your vehicle overall.

Come to Nissan of Silsbee for Your Tire Maintenance!

The next time you need tire maintenance or replacement, schedule an appointment with our expert team at Nissan of Silsbee. We can order you genuine OEM tires, and replace them for you. We also can make sure your tires are aligned and perform your next rotation. Contact us or schedule an appointment online. And don’t forget to explore our service specials to see how much you can save!


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