Q: How do I check the tread on the tires?

asked by on December 15, 2015

How do I check the tread on the tires?

You can check the amount of tread left on your tires to determine if it needs replaced. Either a triangle symbol or TWI (treadwear indicators) is located on the side of the tire. It is an indicator to tell you how much tread is left. When you find the indicator, you can use it to see if the tread is worn.

Tip

Check with a mechanic if you’re concerned about the amount of tread on your tires to find out if they need replaced.

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