Continental Tires Tread depth

The experts at Continental have discovered that when braking with locked wheels on wet roads a tread depth of 8mm almost halves the braking distance compared with the legally required minimum tread depth of 1.6mm.

Tip:

Take your summer tires out of service when the tread depth is down to 3mm & do the same with winter tires from 4mm (at least for winter use).

In addition to the increased braking distance, a reduced tread depth also means a substantially increased risk of aquaplaning.

If you fail to observe the legal minimum tread depth of 1.6mm, you risk legal consequences & in the case of an accident, you may even forfeit your insurance cover. The 1.6mm tread depth is reached once the tread is worn down to the indicators.

Tip:

Check the tread depth on your tires every four weeks!

You can also check your tread depth using a tread depth gauge which is available from any reputable garage or specialist dealer.

Our recommendation: 8mm

Minimum: 3mm

Winter tires: min. 4mm