Tires have several different tire treads that are specifically designed to provide the tire execution desired by the tire and vehicle manufacturers. Minimum legal tread depth is 1.6 mm. A normal modern tire tread has the following features:
1. An interlocking tread pattern for upgraded tread gripping caliber on slick or icy roads.
2. Deeply carved aquachutes to launch water off the tread and away from the tire to prevent hydroplaning when driving on wet pavement.
3. Reinforced tread shoulders to enhance tread gripping quality when turning corners on dry pavement.