Dangers of Driving on Bald Tires
While most drivers know that proper tire tread depth is essential to your safety, some people find themselves cutting it close to save a buck or two. So, what are the real dangers of driving on bald tires? You might be surprised. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that over one-quarter of all cars involved in crashes had insufficient tire tread.
What is the Purpose of Tire Tread?
Tire tread is one of the most important factors when creating good traction on the road. These grooves are built into the surface of the tire to grip onto the pavement, and while important on dry land, tire tread is especially important in the case of slick and slippery roads. Tread carries snow, sleet, and rain away from the surface of the tire – which creates better contact with the terrain. That means your car stays firmly planted, even in a downpour.
Why are Bald Tires a Big Deal?
View Mopar’s video about the effect worn tires have on stopping distance.
How Do I Prevent Bald Tires?
View Mopar’s video about how to know if your tires need maintenance or replacement.
Visit DuPage CDJR for your Next Service
Tire wear may be inevitable, but driving on bald tires is not. Visit our service department for more information about your auto needs, and feel free to contact us for more personalized advice. You can also swing by the dealership in Glendale Heights, near Naperville and St. Charles.