I just went to the mechanic to do a 60k checkup on my car. He suggested to replace my tires and said my tire tread depth was 5/32 at the front and 4/32 in the rear. I remember growing up and being told to replace at 2/32 of tread.
I declined because I thought 5/32 was too early. I even checked with a penny and Lincoln's head was still covered. Also, it's going to be summer soon so rainy weather isn't 100% concerning to me right now.
I looked online and found a few links that said at 3/32 to 4/32 you should consider replacing and 2/32 is you MUST replace but the links were from tire companies.
So my question is, is 5/32, or even 4/32 too early? Do I stick with the 2/32 rule or do we start thinking about replacing between 3/32 to 5/32?