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Glenwood Auto Service Saskatoon Explains The Importance of Tire Tread Depth



Why proper tire care is very important in your overall safety while driving.

The Importance of Tire Tread Depth explained by Robert Scott, Owner of Glenwood Auto Service Saskatoon

There are a few areas of concern for proper care of your tire this article addresses them all. 

If your trip is 6/32 of an inch or more then you should experience satisfactory traction and performance as far as your tread is concerned. However, if your tread depth calls between 4/32 of an inch and 5/32 of an inch your traction in wet weather diminishes and your odds of hydroplaning or sliding increase significantly.

When your tread depth falls to 3/32 of an inch or less you are playing with fire is for sure tires are concerned. Stopping distance with full to mid tread depth in standing water averages 160 feet at 60 mph.

With mid to minimum tread – 4/32 of an inch to 5/32 of an inch, stopping distance can increase to 205 feet under the same conditions.

With worn tread of 2 to 3/32 of an inch, stopping distance in wet weather can increase to 250 feet at 60 mph.

The safety distance between the tread on wet roadways and poor tread is significant and a very important reason to check your tires frequently and replace when necessary.


To check your trend, consider making an appointment at Glenwood Auto Service. We are Trusted Saskatoon Auto Repair and Tire Experts!  Your families safety truly does ride on your tires.

Please replace your tires when necessary and exercise proper care and maintenance of your tires.


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