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Victor Tire Tread Depth Gauge

Part No. 22-5-60174-8 Warranty Details  

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VictorTire Tread Depth Gauge
 
4.0

(based on 5 reviews)

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Pros

  • Compact (5)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Reliable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home garage (4)
  • Upkeep (3)
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(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Cheap, but works

By 

from Bowie, MD

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Flimsy

Best Uses

  • Upkeep

Comments about Victor Tire Tread Depth Gauge:

Inexpensive, kind of junky, but does the job. There are better ones available for ~$4.50. Milton makes a good quality all metal one. There are also some with a color-coded measurement bar, which seems like a nice feature. That said, this one does what it's supposed to do.

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(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Simple tool to use.

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from Pennsylvania

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Easy To Use
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Garage

    Comments about Victor Tire Tread Depth Gauge:

    Simple tread depth reading.

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    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Tire Depth Gauge - Simple but Practical

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    from Columbia, SC

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    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Garage
      • Upkeep

      Comments about Victor Tire Tread Depth Gauge:

      Your tires are probably your most important item on your car, so my father-in-law always says. That being said, I just attended a defensive driving course and they repeated basically my father-in-laws bit of wisdom.

      Of course the old adage you can use a penny to check your tire's depth still applies. But I wanted something a little more professional and something that would provide a bit of more information. Something too that I could purchase with being needlessly expensive.

      This little device does both. It is easy to read the gauge, which tells you far more than just that you need tires. It tells you what your actual depth is currently on your tires. Just push the metal rod into the open tread grove of your tire and push down until the flange rests smoothly on the rest of the tire. Then pick it off the tire and read the measuring stick.

      Pretty simple. Lightweight. It does the job.

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      5.0

      Simple, effective, efficient

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      from Belmont, NC

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      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Garage
        • Upkeep

        Comments about Victor Tire Tread Depth Gauge:

        It is what it is. Not fancy, in fact, very simple and compact, which is great for a home garage with limited space for toys. I have a Subuaru with AWD, so it is important for me to track tire tread depths at every tire rotation in order to safeguard my drivetrain. This little toolbars been great. MUCH better than using a penny or a quarter to guess tread depths.

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        3.0

        Simple and effective

        By 

        from Westfield, NJ

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        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Garage

          Comments about Victor Tire Tread Depth Gauge:

          Turns out this product is not bad at all. However I have never used any others so 3 star rating may be conservative. There are three sides for the mm measurement and three for inches (in 1/32 increments); this makes it easier to read when the reading are exactly on the mark.
          Metric reading is a big plus

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          • Q:

            I'm confused. There were 3 different readings on 3 sides off the 32nd columns. Which one should I read it off? I can see 1 goes up to 32 the other 31 and 30. I ask the 2 salespersons at Advance Auto Parts and both of them does'nt know either!
            Asked on 6/25/2012 by Eric from Highlands Ranch, CO

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              A:

              To use this Victor Tire Tread Depth Gauge - part# 22-5-60174-8, follow these steps: Confirm which measuring scale you are using. Some tread depth gauges measure in 32nds of an inch (left), while others measure in both 32nds of an inch and millimeters (right). Push the tread depth gauge against a hard, flat surface to confirm it "zeros out" when fully compressed. Push the measuring scale into the gauge as far as it will go. Place the probe into the center of a circumferential tire groove and push down on the gauge's base. Do not place the probe on the molded tread wear indicators or on any raised surfaces of the tread design. Carefully remove gauge by holding its barrel (without touching the probe) and confirm the tread depth reading. Place the probe into additional locations around the central circumferential tire groove at lease 15 inches apart and repeat. Place the probe into the inner and outer circumferential grooves and repeat. Average all readings. Identify the percentage of tire wear by confirming the tire's original/new tread depth in its specs compared to the remaining tread depth just measured.

              Answered on 6/26/2012 by Vincent from AAP
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