GrooveGlove Provides Handy Tread Depth and Alignment Test

Posted on November 3, 2017

The GrooveGlove by Tire Profiles LLC offers laser-powered tire tread depth, plus alignment measurement, from a tool that fits in the palm of your hand.

Tire Profiles President and Chief Operating Officer David Boyle drew a crowd while demonstrating the GrooveGlove at the 2017 SEMA Show.
Tire Profiles President and Chief Operating Officer David Boyle drew a crowd while demonstrating the GrooveGlove at the 2017 SEMA Show.
The handheld device utilizes the same technology as the company’s TreadSpec drive-over products, but it’s a mobile tool that can check the tires of any vehicle anywhere. With a wireless Internet connection, the tool’s software creates a clear customer report, which the company says boosts both tire and alignment sales.

By placing the GrooveGlove on the tire and sliding the device across the tire, the device measures the tire. On the report, each tire is color coded as red, yellow or green to indicate its condition.

The report details the vehicle’s make and model, tire size and license plate, as well as recommendations for tire alignment, tire rotation and braking distance projections.

See the GrooveGlove at the 2017 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show at booth No. 41271.

For more information, visit

Related Topics: 2017 SEMA Show, David Boyle, GrooveGlove, Tire Profiles LLC

Comments ( 1 )
  • Carfreak

     | about 9 months ago

    Wow! So new tires scanned by this glove correct my alignment? Where do I go to this alignment?

More Stories
"Sumitomo Rubber is not aware of any U.S. tire manufacturers advocating for the imposition of tariffs under Section 232," said Smallwood.
News Tariffs on Auto Parts Will Be Harmful, Says Sumitomo's Smallwood

The United States Department of Commerce hosted a government hearing on the Section 232 National Security Investigation of Imports of Automobiles and Automotive Parts on Thursday, July 19, 2018. One tire industry executive made sure his voice was heard.

Richard Edwards, mayor of Bowling Green, Ohio, was flanked by TravelCenters executives Barry Richards, left and Skip McGary at the ribbon cutting ceremony.
News TravelCenters Celebrates the Opening of Its First Retread Facility

TravelCenters of America LLC recently held the grand opening for its first TA Commercial Tire Network Retread Center. Located in Bowling Green, Ohio, the center uses the Goodyear UniCircle and precure processes to retread an average of 110 truck tires a day.

In Grand Prairie, Texas, near Dallas, BestOne opened its first facility. The retread facility was built with space to add two more curing chambers for the future.
News BestDrive Continues Expansion and Opens 2 Locations in Texas

BestDrive LLC, a Continental tire and ContiLifeCycle commercial tire dealer and retreader, has entered the Texas market and opened two locations, one near Dallas and another in San Antonio.

Be the First to Know

Get the latest news and most popular articles from MTD delivered straight to your inbox. Stay on top of the tire industry and don't miss a thing!