How To Check Your Tyres Tread Depth

Author : thekavyasharma
Publish Date : 2020-08-27 15:30:04


How To Check Your Tyres Tread Depth

Tyres form the essential contact between your vehicle and road. As you drive it is tread that grips the road and if that connection is not deep, then your vehicle loses traction and it results in extended braking times. It becomes difficult to control the vehicle if the tread grooves are shallow and especially in wet weather, safety can be compromised.

So, what exactly is tread? In layman terms, tread is basically the rubber on tyres that touches the road. The average tread depth of all new tyres is around 8mm to 9mm. It reduces as you drive and anything below 1.6mm is dangerous and lacks grip. These tyres are not safe for driving and need to be replaced with new tyres. There are plenty of online tyre buying options for UAE residents that come with full range of products and customer care. The tyre price in UAE varies from brand to brand but customers can find plenty of options at dubaityreshop.com.

There are two ways of checking tyres tread depth:

1. Tread Wear Indicators

All tyreshave tread wear indicator bars. Evenly spaced in the tread grooves of tyres, they look like raised bumps of rubber. If these bars are flushed and reach the level of the walls of the tread, then it is time to change your tyres. Although the wear indicators can provide a quick visual indication, there is another effective and simple way of checking the tread depth. Take a coinand place it between your thumb and finger – insert its edge in the gaps across the tread, at multiple points. The rim of a 20mm coin is approximately 3mm deep, so if the height of the tread does not reach past this mark then it is a clear sign that you need to replace your tyres.

2. A Tyre Tread Depth Gauge

A simple and handy tool, if you have it at home then you can easily check the tread depth yourself. Insert its probe bar into the tyre’s groove and maintain stability by pushing the shoulders flush with the tread. The gauge will show a measurement and anything below 1.6mm requires a change. The depth of tyre tread is very important for safety. If you are not confident about checking it yourself, then take your car to a tyre shop and get expert technicians to check it for you. They can also offer a general assessment of the condition of your tyres.

Zeetex is an original brand from Dubai and has gained reputation as an economical performance tyre. Designed to adapt to harsh summer conditions, ZeetexTyres offer good durability and its symmetrical tread makes the grip of the tyre stable. An economy class, optimum performance tyre available at a very attractive price,Zeetex’s three circumferential grooves guarantee solid grip in the wet. It effectively evacuates water from the tyre and prevents aquaplaning.

If you need help choosing your next set of tyres, visit dubaityreshop.com and get an expert opinion from trained professionals.



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