How to Check Tire Tread

December 31st, 2018 by

Tire Tread Test Driving on good quality tires is essential to maintaining the performance of your Porsche vehicle, but it’s also important to check tire tread depth from time to time to make sure your tires are still in good condition. Find out how to read tire tread wear with the Porsche service specialists near Westlake Village at Rusnak/Westlake Porsche, and then schedule Porsche service at our dealership in Thousand Oaks to get a new set of tires today!

Reading the Tire Tread Gauge

Most sets of tires these days come with a standard tread wear gauge molded across the tread line of each tire at the bottom of the tread grooves in many different locations throughout the tire. If this tire tread wear gauge is flush with the tire ribs next to it, this means the tire tread is a 2/32” or less and that you need to buy a new set of tires.

Performing the Tire Tread Penny Test

Another popular and easy way to see how much tire left you have left is checking tire tread with a penny. In order to do this, all you have to do is:

  1. Turn a penny upside down.
  2. Put it into your tire’s tread groove with Lincoln’s head upside down and in your direction.
  3. If part of Lincoln’s head is covered, you still have some tire life left.
  4. If you can see all of Lincoln’s head, take you car in for new tires as soon as possible.

How to Extend Tire Life

There are many things you can do to make sure you get the most out of your tires, including:

  • Getting your tires rotated every several thousand miles.
  • Getting a wheel alignment every several thousand miles.
  • Keeping your tire pressure where it’s supposed to be.
  • Checking your tires for cuts, holes, and punctures.

Get a New Set of Porsche Tires Near Oxnard!

Bring your car in for Porsche tire service near Simi Valley today at Rusnak/Westlake Porsche, where we have a number of Porsche service specials going on now! We’re open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at 3839 Auto Mall Drive in Thousand Oaks, CA, and you can contact our staff at (844) 245-3668! While you’re here, check out our overview of the various reasons your car might be shaking, as well as the various signs that you’re due for a tire alignment.


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