Define "Tread Depth".
At 100k miles, I'd be surprised if you could block sight of a single hair on Lincoln's head!
You know .. the computer should really keep track of hydroplaning events to remind the owner that it might be time for new tires. I stopped at the gas station about 6 months ago (and "no", my Equinox doesn't go 6 months between fill-ups), and while I had the pump locked to pump the gas, I did my usual quick inspection around the vehicle. Then I glanced over to this retired gentleman filling up his sedan at the adjacent pump and was aghast at what I saw (and I am not exaggerating the *least* bit here): Almost *every* trace of tread grooves/lines were rubbed off the face of those tires - every single one of them! I couldn't believe they were still holding air! So I mentioned this to him, and surprisingly - instead of the typical "mind your own business", "F-you" kind of response you get around here, this man seemed genuinely concerned and was listening very carefully to every word I was saying (and I was very nice in saying it). My impression was he was someone who didn't have much, probably drove *very slowly*, maybe only when the weather was nice, and that's how he was getting along like that.
I should've recorded his vehicle information - not to report him, but just in case I crossed paths with him again ... to see if he did anything about his tires. I'm telling you ... all four of those tires looked like inner tubes! That's how bald they were ... and that's just very dangerous for him and anyone else driving *near* him!
2011 Equinox 1LT (new Jan 2011): Summit White / 3.0 L V6 / FWD / Pioneer Stereo / 18" Wheels / 138.2k miles [05-NOV-2019]
2002 Impala 1LT (new Jun 2002): Summit White / 3.4 L V6 / FWD / Cassette-CD Combo /225.5k miles [05-NOV-2019]
Last edited by Colt Hero; 07-20-2017 at 02:00 PM.