How do I know when I need new tires?
Tires need to be changed when the tire tread depth is almost at 2/32" (32nds of an inch is the industry standard for tread depth measurements). Depending on road and vehicle conditions, you may need to change your tires earlier – when tread depth measures between 3/32” to 5/32”. If you begin to lose traction and/or notice reduced fuel economy, measure the tread depth of your tires using the penny technique. Insert a Canadian penny, Queen’s head pointing down, between the treads of different parts of the tire. If you can see the top of her head, your tire needs to be replaced. For even greater accuracy, use a tire gauge to get a more accurate measurement. Click here for more detailed information on how to identify when you tires need replacing.