Community Q&A Question: Tread wear?

Asking About: Nitto NT05 - 315/35/17


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Tread wear?

What does "tread wear: 200" mean? im looking to get new tires and i see this and dont understand. Thanks.
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A tread wear rating is a ratio that determines how long a tire will last based on type of tire, road conditions, etc.

For example an all season tire on a crown vic may have a tread wear rating of 400 due to the fact that it will be used for daily commuting. A high performance tire will always have a lower tread wear rating due to the fact that it will potentially be used for high performance driving. My Nitto drag radials have a rating of 100.
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