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How to Check Tire Tread Depth

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“How do I check tire tread wear” you ask? Checking tire tread depth is a great way to stay on top of the health of your tires, so you can be sure you’re not driving down Virden streets on over-worn and unsafe tires. Driving on tires without enough tread depth affects your traction, especially on slippery roads. Read on to learn everything that you need to know, and if you find yourself in need of tire replacements or care, check out our service specials and get in touch with the Virden Mainline Motors tire centre!

Recommended Tire Tread Depth

If you’re wondering, “How often do I check tire tread wear?”, the first thing for Birtle drivers to know is what the average tread depth is. New tires often feature a tread-depth of .8 cm to .87 cm. That said, if your vehicle features winter tires, performance tires, or off-road tires, your tread depth may be even deeper. Once your tire tread reaches .15 cm, it’s time to replace them.

How Do I Check Tire Tread Wear?

At .15 cm, most tires feature a tread-wear indicator bar. If you look at your tire tread and see an indicator bar that is flush with the ribs that surround them, it’s time to replace your tire. If you just want to keep tabs on your tire tread, we recommend using a tread depth gauge. You can purchase one at our parts department. Simply insert the probe of the gauge into the shallowest groove of your tread. Then, press the top bar flat against the tire to see the tread wear rating.

Let Virden Mainline Motors Help You With Tire Care

Now that you know how to check tire tread, if you find you’re in need of tire replacement, or you simply have questions about tire tread care, don’t hesitate to reach out. You can call our service department at 204-842-3301! In the meantime, explore our service tips and parts tips for other helpful reads, including our overview of the benefits of OEM parts and more! We can’t wait to show your car the exceptional and affordable service it deserves!


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