The two best ways to determine if your suv all weather tyres are worn out, is by visual inspection and by measuring the tread depth. The first one, the visual inspection, should be done on a regular basis, just to check that your tyres look to be in good condition. Here you look for any visual damages, if the pattern still looks good and if the tyres look inflated. This will not take you too many seconds and can easily be done while you are at a petrol station filling up your car or before you leave home. This will give you a quick idea of the status of your tyres. This is very important if you do a lot of off road driving in tough conditions.
The second step, is checking the tyre depth. This can easily be done with for example a coin. You just press the coin into the tread depth to see how deep it goes. You should have at least 4 mm of tread depth left to be on the safe side. If you don’t feel like checking all four tyres, check at least one of the front tyres and one of the back, as the wear may be different. This is also why it is recommended to rotate the tyres, by switching the front tyre to the back and vice versa. You should plan to do it when the difference in tread depth is more than 2 mm. You can plan to do it every 8000 km, if you don’t want to keep measuring the difference.
It is important to make sure that your tyres are in good shape and that they have adequate tread depth. By rotating the tyres you save money by not having to replace the tyres prematurely, while also keeping the tread depth on a good level on all wheels. As it is always recommended to change all the tyres at the same time, the rotation is very important. You can’t help if a tyre is damaged along the way, but this will rarely happen. We all know that off road driving can be quite extreme, but if you plan to drive a lot off road, all you need to do is to buy a tyre that has been designed for this purpose.