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Old 11-30-10, 08:37 AM
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I have 31000 miles on my Toyota Corolla I bought new in 2007.
Is it time for new tires?
 
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Old 11-30-10, 08:49 AM
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Depends on the tires. They sell little gauges that will measure the tread depth in 32nds of an inch. When you get to 2 32nds...it's time to replace. Here's good info from Tire Rack....Tire Tech Information - Measuring Tire Tread Depth with a Coin

Also, sidewalls should be inspected for damage, cracking, sun damage, etc.
 
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Old 11-30-10, 12:33 PM
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I'm like you Peterr, my wife's 2007 Volvo only has like 20k on it with the original Michelins. Still good viable tread left. I noted the other day the sidewall nearest the rim was showing a little cracking, so even with good tread, it's time. At least they won't cost as much as big bird (Ram dually)!
 
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Old 11-30-10, 12:46 PM
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With snow coming, I think 2/32's is cutting it close.
I am going to replace them and get the wheels aligned.
I'll get a brake check while i'm at it.
Thank you
 
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Old 11-30-10, 04:39 PM
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Snow? What's that?
 
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It depends on the amount of thread wear, and condition of the rubber. Are you able to post pictures?
 
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Old 12-01-10, 03:38 AM
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TG, it's that stuff on the snow bird's shoulders when they leave here and go there. We're getting a little touch this morning, but won't be much.
No need to post pictures since he is going to replace the tires anyway. Smart move.
 
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Old 12-01-10, 05:12 PM
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TG snow is a 4 letter word in more ways than one, however autobody shops love it due to people assuming 4 wheel drive helps you stop better too.
 
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