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Tire Tread Wear Patterns and What They Mean

The very safety of you, your family and anyone else who rides in your car depends on the performance of your tires. When properly maintained, tires provide sufficient grip in at least most road conditions, reduce a car's stopping distance, aid in sudden emergency maneuvers, and guard against other on-road perils. If you want to know more about the performance of your tires and the rest of your car, you only have to look at the wear patterns on your tires.
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What is Safe Tire Tread?

Checking Safe Tire Tread - photo by Mark Herreid All vehicles are required to have tires in proper and safe condition. What is the minimum tread depth? What are wear bars? What is the penny test? Learn what safe tire tread is, how to check it, and what the law in your state requires.
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