Do your tires need to be replaced? 3 Ways to check tread depth on your tires.
Are you wondering how much life your tires have left? Learning how to check tread depth is the best way to tell if your tires are safe for another season or if they’re almost ready to retire. Tires that don’t have enough tread depth put you at greater risk of hydroplaning, punctures and reduced traction. Fortunately, measuring tread depth regularly is a simple way to help ensure your tires can perform safely.
How to check your tire tread depth
Here are three easy methods for checking tread depth:
1. How to check tread depth with a toonie
Slip a toonie in between your tread blocks.
If the tread reaches the bear’s paws, your tires have lots of tread left (they might even be new!).
If the tread covers the silver part of the toonie, your tires are about half-worn.
If the tread reaches only as far as the word ‘DOLLARS’ (or ‘CANADA’), your tires are worn and need to be replaced.