There are a whole lot of choices when it comes to tires, but most drivers opt for all-season tires. There are, of course, plenty of reasons why they’re so popular!
All-season tires are really the best choice for most drivers in Alabama. They don’t perform well in more than about a ½” of snow, but that’s seldom a concern for us in our part of the world anyway. All-season tires are designed for traction on wet or dry pavement and have a reputation for performing well in rain. Their tread pattern is designed to evacuate water away from the tire’s contact patch so there’s always a solid footprint that’s connected to the pavement, helping to avoid hydroplaning.
All-season tires are available at all price points and all s ...[more]
- Tread depth is the surest indicator. States mandate a minimum of 2/32” tread depth, but really anything under 4/32” (1/8”) is too low. Here’s an easy way to check your tread depth. Insert a penny into a tread groove, Lincoln’s head down. If any of Abe’s hair is covered, your tread is at 2/32” or better. Now, try the same test with a quarter. Does the tread reach Washington’s head? That’s a depth of 4/32”. Then, one more time with the penny&helli ...[more]