What Tire Treadwear Ratings Mean

July 9th, 2021 by
Four rows of tires are waiting to be sold at Chicagoland tire shop.

When you visit a Chicagoland tire shop for new tires, you may see a specification known as the treadwear rating. A treadwear rating, generally in the form of a three-digit number preceding the abbreviation “TW,” is essentially a rough approximation of how soft and sticky the rubber of a tire is. As a rule of…