Every Scottsdale and Cave Creek drives should know how to check tire tread depth at home. Thankfully, there’s no real difficulty here. Even if you have no prior knowledge at all, you can start to ensure a safer drive today!
New Volkswagen tires generally have a tread depth of 10/32 or 11/32 of an inch. Specialized tires and seasonal tires might differ slightly, but no matter what kind of equipment you’ve chosen for your vehicle, they’re going to wear down eventually. The U.S. Department of Transportation recommends tire replacement at or before the point when your tire tread depth reaches 2/32 of an inch. So, keep this measurement in mind when you’re answering the question, “How do I check tire tread wear?”
Although you can pick up a specialized tire tread measurement device at our Phoenix parts department, there’s an easy way to check tire tread depth without spending any money at all. It’s called the Penny Test, and it’s just as simple as it sounds. Here’s how to check tire tread depth at home:
If there are significant differences between the tread depth of your wheels, it might be that you’ve failed to schedule tire rotation at the appropriate times. However, a more serious issue like misalignment might also be the culprit.
Tires generally last for about three to four years, assuming that you drive around 10-15,000 miles per year. Still, even if your tires are relatively new, you’ll want to check your tread depth regularly. Here’s why:
Even if you’re good about checking your tire treads, it’s a good idea to learn how to change a tire at home.
Now that you know how to check tire tread depth, it’s time to take the next steps on the road to true peace of mind. If your tread depth is low, or if it’s been a while since your last rotation, schedule service at Volkswagen North Scottsdale. If you’re ready to get a new set of tires, you can order your parts online or come see us in Phoenix today! We’re ready to help with any and every item on your Volkswagen maintenance schedule.
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