How Do I Know if I need New Tires?

Using the simple penny test, you can determine if it's time to replace your tires. Depending on your driving conditions, there are 2 tests you can perform on your tires using a penny.


For normal driving conditions, simply insert the penny into your tires with Lincoln pointing toward you and upside down. Insert the penny with Lincolns head pointed toward the tire. Then take the penny and stick it in several tread grooves on your tires. If part of Lincoln's head is always covered, then you have at least 2/32" tread wear left. Most state laws deem your tires to be worn out if the tread is less than 2/32". 

For more extreme weather conditions, like driving in rain, ice or snow ... you will want to turn your penny around so that the Lincoln Memorial is facing you and is upside down. If your tread covers the top of the Memorial, then you've got at least 6/32" tread wear left. If it does not, then it's time to get new tires before making another trip out in these conditions.

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