Bald Tires Can Lead to a Fatal Event

Here at Bill Collins Ford of Louisville, we want to ensure that our customers and neighbors in Louisville, KY travel safely on our streets. If you choose to drive a car with old, worn out or otherwise bald tires, you risk earning a traffic offense ticket or you could even end up in an avoidable accident. Bald tires contribute to tire-related road accidents.

In the United States, automobile experts estimate the tire tread using the 32nds of an inch. The tread depth of new tires is approximately 10/32nds of an inch or 1/3 of an inch. The service staff at our dealership explain that your tires will wear down gradually as you drive your vehicle. When your tires have a tire tread below 2/32nds of an inch, law enforcement officers in Louisville will consider your tires bald.

You can measure tire tread using a tread depth gauge. Alternatively, slot a penny with Lincoln’s face facing down into your tire tread grooves. If you see Lincoln’s head, your tires have less than 2/32nds of an inch tire tread and no traction. Come see our service professionals right away for tire service!

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