Tire Condition Tread Depth

What is it?
Monitoring normal tread wear helps plan for future tire replacement. Uneven or irregular tread wear can indicate problems with tire pressure, wheel alignment,tire balance, or lack of rotation.  New tire tread depths typically begin with 9/32" to 12/32" of tread. Make sure your tires' tread depths are sufficient for road and weather conditions.

What if I ignore it?
  • Loss of braking effectiveness, steering control,and traction in wet weather
  • Increased braking distances
  • Increased risk of hydroplaning
  • Low tread depth restricts water,slush and snow from escaping between tire tread and the road.
This can promote hydroplaning and reduce traction on wet and wintry roads.
  • Minimum tread depth recommended for vehicles likely to encounter listed condition:

o Snow = 5/32• o Rain = 4/32"
o Dry = 2/32"

  • Tread depth under 2/32" may violate applicable law.

What if I take care of it?
  • Increase safety performance
  • Provide a more enjoyable ride
  • Help ensure your vehicle meets its original load and speed rating specifications
  • Match the physical dimensions, internal construction, tread design, and tread compound of the original tires
  • Help achieve performance characteristics originally intended for your vehicle

What are the benefits of Original Equipment (OE) Tires? Original Equipment (OE) Tires:

  • Developed by Acura engineers who work closely with the original equipment tire manufacturer to develop a tire that optimizes all the performance attributes of your vehicle
  • Undergo an exclusive Acura development process with testing to ensure the same level of performance
  • Extensively tested in the lab, on the track,and on the road to ensure that the tires provide the right balance of performance, comfort, wear,and fuel efficiency
  • Help your vehicle attain the original performance characteristics to maintain the enjoyment you've had with your Acura since day one
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TREAD WEAR IN CENTER
 
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TREAD WEAR ON BOTH SIDES
  
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