Measuring Tread Wear

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 4:15 pm

Measuring the wear on your tyres is actually rather easy when you know what you’re looking for and you don’t have to ask a mechanic when you’re tyres need replacing. Some tyre fitters will say you need a new pair now, sell you a set and sell your perfectly fine tyres on to somebody else.

To makes sure you don’t waste any hard earned money on a unnecessary service, get close up to your tyres to locate the tread wear indicator. All tyres have these and you can actually feel where they are on your tyre. If you can’t feel it at all, then you’ll know that you’ve exceeded wear o your tyre and it urgently needs replacing.

Your tread wear indicator is essentially a small bump on the tyre groove surface, and once the rubber has been worn below that bump, and it’s no longer noticeable, you need to get it replaced. Some people roll a coin down the grove to feel the bump, and it’s a common, yet effective method. Make sure you check your tyres on a regular basis so you can drive with a clear mind knowing you have optimum safety.

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