Ford Escape: Tire wear - Tire care - Tires, Wheels and Loading - Ford Escape Owner's ManualFord Escape: Tire wear

When the tread is worn down to 1/16th of an inch (2 mm), tires must be replaced to help prevent your vehicle from skidding and hydroplaning. Built-in treadwear indicators, or “wear bars”, which look like narrow strips of smooth rubber across the tread will appear on the tire when the tread is worn down to 1/16th of an inch (2 mm).

When the tire tread wears down to the same height as these “wear bars”, the tire is worn out and must be replaced.

Damage

    Inspecting your tires and wheel valve stems
    Periodically inspect the tire treads for uneven or excessive wear and remove objects such as stones, nails or glass that may be wedged in the tread grooves. Check the tire and valve stems for holes, ...

    Damage
    Periodically inspect the tire treads and sidewalls for damage (such as bulges in the tread or sidewalls, cracks in the tread groove and separation in the tread or sidewall). If damage is observed or ...

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    Conserving electrical current
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    Keyless drive remote key and driver's seat/door mirror memory
    • When you leave the vehicle with a PCC in your possession and lock any door, the position of the driver's seat and door mirrors will be stored in the seat's memory. • The next time a door ...