Your tires will wear down at some point – it’s unavoidable. However, there are things you can do to increase the longevity of your tires and avoid unnecessary costs. Routinely checking your tread depth is one way, and is key to preventing excessive or uneven tire wear.
Proper tread depth is especially important when driving on wet roads, as it will help you maintain traction. To check your tread depth, insert a quarter upside down into the tire groove. If you can see above George Washington’s head, it’s time to replace your tires. If you see that there is uneven tread wear, you should take your car to get your tires rotated. Visit the Tire Rotation page if you’d like more information on this. And remember, always being aware of the condition of your tires is the best way to avoid potential issues.