Can someone explain tire tread measurements?
One mechanic told me that my tire treads are 7/32 and that they're like new. Another said the 7/32 means they're still good but there's wear.
When a tire is brand new, is it 7/32? Or 32/32?
My first pair of tires were bald (so I was told) by the time the car (a Honda Civic '99) was only two years old. I did mostly highway driving back then.
I've had my current pair for 3 1/2 years, still doing a lot of highway driving. 4 months ago I was told they're still like new, though I've put a good 60,000 miles on them. I've driven far less than average these last few months, clean paved roads, and now I'm told I can expect to get maybe another 12,000-15,000 miles out of them.
Not sure what to make of it.