Tyre Tread Depth Info ....

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  1. Howard

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    Another quicky chaps and chapesses ....

    When you buy a tyre, what is the typical (new) depth of the tread before you start driving on it ?

    How many miles do you reckon a tyre with 7 mm of tread left has done ?
     
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    Howard,

    I think it is about 8mm for a brand new tyre. Assuming you replace at 2 mm you have 6mm of useful life. Therfore wear of 1 mm represents approx 17% of the tyre life. The miles will depend on vehicle, driving style, etc, etc

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    the tyre is usually 8 mil brand new, nit sure how many miles it needs to take 1 mil of, depends on driving i suppose. I have bought many tyres part worn around 7-6 mil and they have been ok till now for around 2 yrs or so (again depending on driving and tyre)
     
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    Some makes of tyres are only 7mm NEW, but normally new ones are 8mm.
    Wear rate depends on lots of factors and the first 1mm could be anything from 2000-7000miles.
     
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    Cool, its all sounding good so far ....
     
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    So, its reasonable to assume that they have plenty of life left in them then if only a mil or two has been worn off ?
     
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    Sure is Mate, nearly new and just run in.:rock:
     
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    winter or M+S tyres have 10mm, summer/all weather have 8mm typically
     
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    All I know is Nokian generally have 9mm. Although the last ones I bought, (NRV-225/45x17) had 10mm. tread.

    They actually state these figures on their websites.

    Ciao.....
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    I had a run round kwik-Fit today with my depth gauge,Dunlop,Michelin,Continental and Pirelli all have 8mm tread new.We had a BMW 1 series in today that had done 1700 miles..it had 7mm on the rear tyres...
     

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