Maintaining safe tires is every driver's responsibility

Once the tread gets to a depth of 4/32nds of an inch, that tire is considered to have lost its grip on the road surface.
Once the tread gets to a depth of 4/32nds of an inch, that tire is considered to have lost its grip on the road surface. | File photo

Part of a driver’s responsibility is to ensure his or her vehicle is safe through regular maintenance, and one of these maintenance measures includes the inspection of tire tread.

Due to the constant friction between the tire and the road, tire treads become worn out. Tires are considered safe at the standard tire tread depth of 10/32nds of an inch. All-terrain and winter tires have a deeper tread.

Once the tread gets to a depth of 4/32nds of an inch, that tire is considered to have lost its grip on the road surface. At that point, the vehicle “will take 10 times more car lengths to stop than a car with 10/32nds of an inch of tread depth.” 

Such a dangerous tire is actually illegal to drive on and needs to be replaced.

Yorkville Service Center offers car inspection and tire replacement that will help ensure that your car remains safe on the road.

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