Tire treads, or the bulging patterns on the tire’s surface are essential components that offers a tire with road traction and grip. Despite the resilient features of a tire, they can still be vulnerable to the ruthless and unforgiving temperatures. You must be aware of tread damage and inspect it thoroughly as it can tell you a great deal about whether your tire needs replacement.

Tread-wear rating

Tire manufacturers put a tread wear rating whenever they produce a tire. This rating displays the number that you give to a tire and manufacturers base this number to the tires performance against a base tire. The control tire contains a tread wear rating of about 100. Manufacturers will give each tire a rating compared against the control tire.

For example, if a tire has a tread wear rating of 200, this means that the specific tire took double the time to wear as the control tire.   You can often find the tread wear rating on your tire, however, if you do not find it on the tire, you can always look up the your tire to get the rating information.

Tires with a very high tread wear rating will last the longest in terms of wear and damage. However, the wear time of your tire also depends on how you drive your car, along with other factors.

Your Style of Driving

Driving aggressively ultimately means that you are putting more stress on your tire treads, making them work harder to provide you with sufficient traction. Thus, if you drive your car aggressively on a frequent basis, this means that the car tires will wear out much faster than you anticipated because of the high demand you put on them.

To see if your tires are wearing because of your acceleration habits, you can take a closer look at the tires that receive the thrust from your engine. These can be the rear wheels if you have a rear-wheel drive car, or the front wheels if you have a front-wheel drive car.

If you notice that the tires that receive acceleration are more worn out than the other tires, then this is a clear sign that you are accelerating too much, and the acceleration tires are rubbing against the surface with damaging force.

As increased energy and torque apply to the tires, the acceleration wear becomes vulnerable. You can also expect the same type of wear when you pressing on the brakes too hard and too abruptly.

One of the easiest ways to avoid tread wear damage is to therefore, make sure that you are not driving the car too abruptly. Along with that, you should also keep your tires away from increased temperatures for prolonged periods of time.