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How To Check Your Tire Tread Depth With Point S

Just as the size of your tires are crucial to the performance and safety of your driving experience, so does your tire tread depth affect your car’s health and ability to perform on the road. 

Did you know that Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) legally requires tires to be replaced when they reach a tread depth of 1.6mm? This is why it is so important to check your tires’ tread depths every once in a while, so you can make sure that your tires are fit for the road.

When Should I Change My Tires?

While your tires may still be at the legal limit, you should always check to see if your tire tread depth is getting close to 1.6mm. After all, poor tire tread depth affects your car’s ability to grip onto the road. In the event of rain, poor tire tread depth can lead to car accidents. 

This is why checking your tire tread depth is an essential but often overlooked part of tire maintenance. Fortunately, checking your tire tread depth is easy. All you need is a 50-cent coin, and a few minutes of your time. Here are the easiest ways to check your tire tread depth:

The Coin Method

Take a 50-cent coin, with the tails side facing you, and place it upright into the tire tread groove. If you are able to see the word “Singapore” while the coin is sat in the groove, the tire tread depth is too shallow and you are due to replace your tires. 

If the entire “Singapore” is hidden, then your tires are still good to go!

Tread Wear Indicator Bar Method

You can easily check your tire’s tread depth by checking for bars molded into the tires themselves. They are situated around the tire at the bottom of the tread grooves. If the bars are flat against the surrounding ribs of the tire, it’s time to replace them.

Tread Depth Gauge

A tread depth gauge is the tool of choice for most car workshops when checking the tread depth. There are many different types of tread depth gauges, but you can just get a cheap graduated probe gauge to do the job.

What if I’m still unsure if my tire tread depth is acceptable?

If you are still unsure of your tread depth, stop by Point S Singapore’s workshop for an evaluation and more, as they are now open and in full operation! Their knowledgeable and friendly team are sure to help you make the best decision regarding all your tire queries and needs. 

They are currently having a promotion for FREE tire condition checks and have a special promotional price for their in-house tyre brand, Summerstar, which is designed in Germany and produced solely in Europe by a reputable tyre manufacturer.

Alternatively, you can drop them a message through their website’s contact form, and a qualified member of their personnel will tend to you quickly.

(Related Story: Point S Singapore: The New Wave In Automotive Solutions For All Your Motoring Needs)

To find out more about Point S Singapore, visit their website or book an appointment on their Facebook at @PointSSingapore.

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