Tread wear directly affects the driver’s safety and the performance of the vehicle. It is essential for the driver to be well-informed about how to check for tread wear regularly.
Importance of Checking for Tread Wear
The deeper the groove, which is a circumferential channel or drainage road, the more grip a tire will have. You can prevent an unexpected accidents by checking for tread wear regularly.
Recommended Interval Between Check-ups
Hankook Tire recommends you to check for tread wear once in a month. Also, make sure to do a check once more after long distance travel.
Checking for Tread Wear with Tread Wear Indicator
You can check for the depth of the groove by using a Tire Tread Depth Gauge or by observing the Tread Wear Indicator on the bottom of grooves, the location of which is marked on a shoulder as “▲”. To ensure optimum safety and performance, tires should be replaced when groove depth remains less than 2mm.