Tire Tread Wear Patterns. Outside Edges: Tires that are worn on the outside edges have been underinflated. There is excessive contact with the outer edges of the tire and the road surface as the vehicle travels down the road.
Uneven tire wear is usually caused by improper alignment, overinflation, underinflation or a worn out suspension. It can be helpful to know the different uneven tire wear patterns below and what they may suggest about your car.
Penny test for tires – how to measure tread depth. You may have heard of the penny test for tire tread depth and wondered if it’s something a layperson can manage, and a reliable test and indication of tire tread depth.
The tread of a tire or track refers to the rubber on its circumference that makes contact with the road or the ground. As tires are used, the tread is worn off, limiting its effectiveness in providing traction.A worn tire can often be retreaded.. The word tread is often used casually to refer to the pattern of grooves molded into the rubber, but those grooves are correctly called the tread ...
Measurements of car tire wear rate. When shopping for a new set of tires I began to wonder what tire wear rate looks like.
In bicycle tires the tread is far less important than for instance in car tires. So using a tire with a worn out tread is less of a problem that is of course with the exception of MTB tires..
A tire that starts with 10/32" of original tread depth has 12.5% wear for every 1/32" that is worn away, and a tire that starts with 12/32" " of original tread depth, has 10% wear for every 1/32" that is worn away, etc.
Tires depend on good tread condition depth to maintain traction and to shed water on wet roads. The tread should be checked at least once a month for excessive and uneven wear.
FRONT LEFT SIDE TIRE WEAR: NOTE: "LEFT"& "RIGHT" are herein referred as one is sitting on the bike. Thanks to Ron Fentress who provided me with a '98 Valkyrie which exhibited excellent wear patterns after some 7,000 miles of mostly city driving on the OEM Dunlops D206's.
How to Check Tire Tread with a Penny. There is a simple and no-cost way to check the tread on your tires. With the simple use of an Abe Lincoln penny, you can quickly ...