How to Check Tire Tread Depth
Here at Sussman Mazda, our team of expert automotive technicians values your vehicle’s health. That’s why we’ve created this comprehensive guide to how to check your tire tread depth. If you have any questions—or if you want to set up a service appointment—get in touch with us. Just call us on the phone, chat with us on our website, or stop by our dealership near Willow Grove, Willow Manor, and Glenside.
Why Does Tire Tread Depth Matter?
Here’s the bottom line—keeping your tires well maintained is one of the most important things you can do for your car. Well-maintained tires will promote performance, efficiency, and even you and your family’s safety. And checking your tread depth is one of the easiest ways to tell if they need to be replaced.
Checking Your Tire Tread Depth
In fact, the very first indication that your car could use some new tires is their level of tread wear. If your treads are too worn down, it’s time for a replacement set. There are two very easy ways to measure this.
Many modern tires actually have built-in indicator bars. As you drive, the rubber will slowly wear off over time to reveal them. They’re usually perpendicular to the flow of the tread. If a couple of these bars are starting to peek through the rubber of your tires, it’s time to schedule a service appointment. Contact us!
The second way takes advantage of a clever trick. Take a penny and stick it into your treads with Abraham Lincoln’s head facing down. If Honest Abe’s entire head is visible, your tread is starting to get way too low.
Let’s say that you’ve measured your tire tread depth and you’ve discovered that it’s time to schedule a service appointment. What next? Well, you can count on our experienced and capable Mazda technicians to replace your tires efficiently and courteously. They’re also well-versed in plenty of other important maintenance and repair procedures, including tire fills, tire rotations, and more. How are they so good?
Between them, they’ve been in the business of fixing up Mazdas for years, if not decades. That means that they’re capable of taking on much more than tires. Got engine trouble? Reach out to us. Having some transmission problems? Let us know. Want to customize your car, crossover, or SUV? We’re right here.
We also have a high-tech collision center, where our teammates have been repairing seriously-damaged automobiles for more than four decades. You can learn more information about that on our website, too.
Regardless of whether you live near Glenside, Willow Manor, Willow Grove, or any of the surrounding Pennsylvania communities, setting up an appointment at our service center is incredibly easy. Just stop by, chat with us on our site, give us a call, or fill out a form on our website. Either way, we’ll help you out.