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What Honest Abe Doesn't Tell You About Minimum Tread Depths



Tires tested:
Continental ContiTrac (Highway All-Season)
Michelin Energy MXV4 Plus (Grand Touring All-Season)


Panic Stopping: How Much Tread Depth Do You Need? (03:42)

Category: Tires


Tires are usually considered legally worn out when they reach 2/32" of remaining tread depth. Concerned that nearly worn out tires sacrifice too much wet traction, we compared the stopping distances of new tires to those with 4/32" and 2/32" tread depth. The Tire Rack's test results might surprise you!

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