HOW SAFE ARE YOUR TIRES?

Tires affect how soon you stop on a wet road. It took a professional driver nearly 10 car lengths longer to stop on worn tires than it did on new tires. Your stopping distance may vary. Make sure you're prepared.

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Tread Depth
10/32"
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Average Stopping Disance
8.4 car lengths
Tread Depth
4/32"
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Average Stopping Disance
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Tread Depth
2/32"
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9.8 car lengths
Based on an independent study conducted in 2013. Test performed at a speed of 60 mph at a water depth of .05". Car length is 15.76 ft. Based on testing performed under controlled conditions. Many factors can affect stopping distance, including driver response time, condition of the vehicle, and the road surface texture. Use for comparison only.

UNEVEN TIRE WEAR TYPES & CAUSES 

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UNDER
INFLATION

Under inflating your tires can cause wear on the outer edges. It can also increase braking distance, reduce your cornering ability, and increases fuel consumption.

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OVER
INFLATION

Over inflating your tires might seem like a safe bet, but aside from creating a wear pattern in the middle of your tire, it can reduce your steering and braking performance. It's also one of the main attributes of a bumpy ride.

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TOE OR CAMBER WEAR

Typically associated with Alignment Problems- this issue can cause less stability and uneven tire wear, resulting in increased fuel consumption.

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PATCH OR CUP
WEAR

Usually associated with poor balancing or a worn-out suspension- this can cause decreased stability and increased tire wear, resulting in increased fuel consumption. 

HOW TO IDENTIFY UNEVEN TIRE WEAR

UNDER
INFLATION
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OVER
INFLATION
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CORRECT
INFLATION
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