It is normal for tyre tread to gradually become shallow over time, causing the overall tyre performance to change. Irregular tread wear may also occur in addition to a variety of reasons. Regularly checking the tread depth and wear of each tyre on your vehicle will not only let you know when it is time to replace a tyre, but it can also help you detect other needed maintenance and get the maximum value out of your vehicle tyres.
Worn-out tyres can create unsafe driving conditions. If the tyres can’t grip the road, the driver may lose all control they have over their vehicle. Also, when roads are wet or snowy, tyre tread depth is important to cut through the rain or snow and maintain as much contact with the road surface as possible. The shallower your tread, the easier to lose traction while driving in the rain or snow. It is important to reduce speed in these conditions as it helps you maintain grip.