Why should you check your tire tread depth? Because when you've got worn tires, the difference in traction over slippery roads is dramatic.

On a wet road, it can take 10 additional car lengths to stop from highway speeds if your tread is worn to 2/32 inch as compared with fresh tires with 10/32 inch tread.

The difference is because of the way the channels in your tread move water out of the way, allowing more rubber to meet the road. When that water can't all be channeled away because the tread is too shallow, your tires skim on top of the water and lose traction.

How do you check your tire tread? Well, it's a good idea to come to Toyota on Western. The technicians at our service center can inspect your tires not only for wear, but for uneven wear or bad alignment.

You can check tread depth at home by inserting a penny head first into your tread. If you can still see Lincoln's head above the tread line, your tire tread is less than 2/32 inch deep, and you'll need new tires.

Explore our Tire Center for new tires designed to work best with your Toyota.

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