Tread Depth

Discussion in 'Wheels, Tyres, Brakes & Suspension' started by alzieboy, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. alzieboy

    alzieboy Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    At what depth of tread left on tyre do you consider replacing tyres.I know the legal limit is 1.6 mm , so I was cleaning up my summer wheels and tyres to go back on car today, the rear tyres tread looked rather low so I checked them they were both 4mm across width of tyre ( P ZEROS ) . I suppose comparing them to my Continental Winter tyres they would look low.
     
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    3mm or less and I would start looking at replacing them.
     
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    Ditto..

    3mm and I replace mine.
     
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    As above.

    4mm for Winter Tyres.
     
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    Allan AMG Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I always replace when down to 3mm also.
     
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    Generally around the 3mm mark, as stopping distances in the wet increase markedly at tread depths less than 3mm.

    The exception is P Zeros - seriously - which I find to be particularly useless in cold / wet conditions when less than 4mm - 5mm.
     
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    Smart320 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Found that useful, have 4 all at 3.9 or 4. Will replace them in the autumn, only planning to do about 2 k miles in next 6 months. Next decision which brand, on Conti now and find them ok but see that Goodyear Seems to get good reports on E class
     
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