Is bald tire driving dangerous? What can happen to the tire if Lincoln's entire head is visible?
>>22717107You really gotta ask?
>>22717107your chances of hydroplaning increase
A question so dumb, it wasn't even worthy of being posted in the stupid questions thread.
>>22717118I'm a new driver, i don't know everything yet man. I tested my mom's kia today and Lincoln's head is sticking out but she said it doesn't matter and "if you're so worried why don't you buy new tires for it?"
>Is keeping the only thing that's in contact with the ground in good condition important?Gee I wonder
>>22717131I'm pretty sure it is important i'm asking how bad can it get. My mom did this shit about refilling the fire extinguisher in the kitchen, made me pay to get it re-pressurized because "how often do we have a fire? Just be careful lol"
>>22717127OK I'll fill you inWear is only one part of it over time the rubber also loses grip from drying out and also cracking not just tread depth.It will not grip as well as it should and will lead to unwanted behaviour in the dry and wetIf you could take a picture of the tyres tread especially the front (turn the wheel to get the tyre outside of the car)Gl
>>22717107Balding tires are less dangerous than old tires, ask how I know?
>>22717186You're a tire seller
>>22717107On dry asphalt, bald tires are just as good as new ones (unless they're worn down to the cord, of course).On wet asphalt, you're gonna hydroplane and crash at 20 mph instead of 40 mph.
>>22717218A tire salesman would say that any tired older than 6 months is dangerous to drive on.
>>22717107the legal requirement is 1.6mm of tread depth in bong
also make sure you get some decent tyres. don't get $25 a pop LingLong UltraSkids that will aquaplane you into a ditch at the sign of any rain. you don't have to get crazy shit but get a decent brand for a reasonable pricegood tyres will also make your car more fun to drive if you like driving spiritedly
>>22717570my linglongs keep me awake.
>>22717148If you drive exclusively on dry pavement you might be ok, just less traction. Wet conditions you're gonna have a bad time. Snow? You're fucking fucked mate.
>>22717127>>22717148Your mother is retarded. How does it feel to know that you probably inherited the retard gene?
>>22717107she'll be right.
Take the advice about linglongs, OP. I'm running $38 shit wheels and even though I've still got 4/8" tread left I hydroplaned right into the bumper of a car a few weeks ago when it was raining heavy. Planning on getting proper tires next time for sure
>>22717107if you had ever seen a nascar tire up close you'd know that less tread actually provides more better grip
>>22717107Nah racecars drive on bald tires all the time and they go faster than regular cars.
Shitty gook tyres with hard compound + warn is absolutely aidsOp just post a pic >>22719107Don't listen to this guy op
>>22717107>whut happens?John Wilkes Booth will shoot a hole in it
>>22719100I wonder why Nascar drivers chicken out whenever it begins to rain.
>>22717107My trusty first shitbox had barely legal tires on it. 100 miles in to moving a few states over there was a crazy downpour and sure enough I knocked it into the median and bent a wheel.Spare tire was too old to use, but at least it was on a straight rim and I hadn't blown the bald one in the process. Wheel bearing disintegrated in the middle of nowhere a couple thousand miles later. Would have saved a lot of time and money to just get decent tires. At least I didn't get hurt or hurt anybody along the way, or even crumple the suspension al the hell up.
Cheaping out on tires is the textbook definition of tripping over dollars to save times. Have fun hydroplaning into a ditch and wrecking your car because you didn't want to buy new tires and got some chinkshit from walmart or the junkyard
>>22717127>I tested my mom's kia today and Lincoln's head is sticking out but she said it doesn't matter>"if you're so worried why don't you buy new tires for it?"Translated: "I know anon, the mechanic at Firestone told me too. Go get a job and pay for a set of four tires."
>>22721250Junkyard or otherwise used tires are even more incomprehensible. I sold a set to a bunch of gypsies once.
>>22721250Thos. Honestly even new chink tires would be better than running on bald tires or used tires
>>22721458squids gonna squid
>>22717107Yes. Bald tires have poor wet traction, also poor snow traction. The risk of tire blowout due to harder impacts like roadhole etc.. increases a lot with bald tire.
>>22721250Better solution would be smaller rims with higher profile tires. Large rims with wide low profile tires are often more expensive. Also less comfortable(More noise, impacts feel harder for driver and passengers, more prone to rim damage by hard impacts) to drive.Example 215/65R16 are much cheaper tires than 225/55R17, 225/45R19 tires. In some countries new tires cost:215/65R16. 340-640 euros, about 400-753 usd.225/55R17. 340-950 euros, about 400-1119 usd.225/45R19. 400-1025 euros, about 471-1207 usd.
>>22718839Now that's what I call a slick tire.
>>22717127Do us all a favor and return your license to the nearest DMV.
>>22717290At Firestone I think I'm told to start recommending tires at 4 years old. I never even check the dot let alone actually do that though because it's retarded. Kinda like how they say a 4wd should get all 4 to match wheel speed. Technically true, but you'll never actually have an issue caused by it. I'd say if your pockets are deep as hell go for all 4. If you're on top of rotations they should all be ready at the same time anyway. If you must, not a big deal to have 2 pairs. When they're all different it's time to start saving for a full set imo, but it's not an immediate threat to the cars health u assure you.
>>22723745Oh my main point was least at the one I work at, the techs don't tell you you need shit you don't. But the salesmen do.
yeah it's more dangerous if it's raining. also worn down tires are very likely old, which means the rubber is hardened and doesn't stick to the road well. sure there are people who drive 60k a year but I exclude them from this, for most people low thread means worn down and more dangerous in extreme situationsthis is why you don't buy chinese tires, for example. they might have the thread and look new, but they handle in the wet just about the same as worn down quality tires and they break traction by sudden, not progressively
>>22717127Well if it's your mom's car, just leave it. She deserves to die aquaplaning into a Peterbilt, the stupid bitch.
Im>>22723745>>22723766>>22724084When the salesmen convinces you npcs you need new tires us techs pit em on our cars and drive another 10k at least. Sometimes the salesmen does too well at bending you over and we get basically brand new tires
>>22721443It's just because police only checks the tread, if they started to check for age, that practice would die pretty fuicking fast.