Checking Tire Tread in Duluth, GA

September 29th, 2020 by

Worn tire tread can lead to issues with your vehicle’s tires being able to navigate difficult weather conditions and tires’ ability to grip the road properly. Tread depth is a simple element of your car service to overlook but is vital to safe travel for drivers and passengers while out on the road. The service department at Acura Carland is here to help you maintain the integrity of your vehicle’s tires and drive into all of your travel plans with confidence. The service technicians at your local Acura dealership is proud to serve our Atlanta, Marietta, Alpharetta, and Johns Creek, Georgia neighbors. 

To determine if your tires have adequate tread depth, there are several factors to consider. The trend for your tire’s tread wear can also be an indicator of potential wheel and tire issues. Some indicators include: 

Knobby treads on the outer section can be a signal of issues with the toe-in value

Excessive wear in the center tread indicates overinflation of your tire

Extreme wear on one side of your tire can be indicative of incorrect camber angle

Under inflation of your tire might be signaled by wear on the shoulders of your tire

Uneven tread wear may be a sign of poor wheel alignment


In addition to identifying issues with your alignment and wheels, you can determine if your tires need to be replaced based on tread depth. There are a few simple ways to check your tire tread depth, including: 

Most tires have a treadwear indicator bar molded into them. These bars are typically located on the bottom of the grooves of the tread in several locations around the tire. If the tread is even with this indicator bar, it is time for your tires to be replaced.
Another good guide to follow is measuring your tread depth

2/32” or less – Your tires need to be replaced immediately

3/32” – Tires need to be replaced soon 

4/32” or deeper – Your tires are in good condition


Are you ready to have your tires evaluated by the professionals at your local Acura dealership? Come by the Acura Carland service department at 3403 Satellite Blvd, Duluth, GA 30096 or give our team a call at (770) 623-9211. You can also schedule your service appointment online or find out more details about our parts and service financing options. 

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