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Is that a thing, a 'real' thing or just made up ? I knew about some tires having a 'bar' on the tread, but never seen this number step before.
On the site I got the photo from, the kid was bitching because the date wasn't complete.
Yes, it is. He needs to replace his tires on or before February, 8642. Hope this helps.
yeah , bought Geolanders because they had a a good rating. good for 60 k miles. I got maybe 30-32k out of them before the wear bar started showing. looked around and found a deal on Goodyear wranglers Duratrac that where maybe 100-150 bucks more than the old tires. we see how well they wear. and I am pushing 70, so I don't do jack rabbit starts or high speed runs or anything like that. found out about the tires after changing the struts and shocks. then I saw the front brakes needed replacing along with the rotors. while doing that, a caliper was bad and had to replace it. spend my mad money on truck repairs instead of fun stuff ! I was thinking of getting some Winchester ammo too before all of this happened. life does suck at times. dave in pa.
You got the pro-rated credit didn’t you? I got 32k out of my Goodyear Wranglers. The credit was just over $500.
Nokian Tyres (Scandinavia, top quality winter/snow tures) have the tread depth cut in sipes in the tread, nothing as crass as a replace at whatever depth, but it is quite a handy feature.Don't know about tyres made in the US/Canada, but in Europe (lots of far eastern makes too) many new car tyres only come with 7mm of new tread, some even as low as 6.8mm, part of the tyre search for me is finding car tyres with a genuine 8+mm new tread depth.Lew
Us boomers have the wear strips. When they are level with the tread in the spring you know you can get thru early winter until the roads get too slick and wear indicators and tread is all level with the chords. I've been so poor I would plug a worn out tire that had the belts showingDaryl
Dude! ShoeGoo and duct tape!Coelacanth
Lol! That's how I do it. 😀
Nobody carries change anymore so the old penny trick is not known anymore I guess JD
You are probably right
I worked at a Firestone dealer in the late 70s. I was amazed and impressed to see some worn out tires people were riding on in upstate NY winters.
Ain't nuttin' wrong with baloney skins as long as you keep it under 95.
More unelected bureaucrats at work requiring this BS? Or, a tire manufacturer who knows most people are too stupid to know when to replace tires.
Of course all of this pre-supposes that people actually pay any attention to their tires. (other than one is flat)
I check my tires every time I check my oil, coolant and tranny fluid, about once a week or so. Sure, I'm checking for nails and screws, but if I notice the tread's getting unsafe to drive on, I replace the tires. If the air is consistently low on one tire, I replace the valve core. If that doesn't work, I pull the tire and take it to a shop to check for nails I may have missed, then I have them plug it as long as I'm there.Thank you Uncle Sam for teaching me the importance of PM.
You probably know already, but Calif has dropped PM in favor of RTF - run until failure. That’s why SCE caused a fire, the transformer failed, sparked, etc. SCE doesn’t care, they raise rates to cover the damage, and don’t have to pay union wages to PM workers.
Hey, dragsters use slicks to get more traction, and look how fast they go! The less tread you got, the more traction and the faster you can drive!!!! Weeeeeee .... BLAM.
What's the problem? Wear strips have been around forever. A simple scale is in fact more useful, as one can estimate RATE of wear, and budget for replacement rather than be surprised. It's not a matter of too stupid, either. Tires last years; they don't get a lot of thought (like most things that last a while), so wear strips or rate indicators are a genuinely helpful addition. Anything that makes a routine safety check fast, easy, or predicts a problem is a feature, not a cause for concern. Sure, most people don't look often. So what? Cost to do this is effectively zero, so it's a net gain if even one person uses it.
They are more likely there for the "mechanic" at the tire and lube place...just sayin'.
So are the numbers located every 10-12 inches on the tread so you don’t have to get on your hands or knees….????
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