Monthly Archives: November 2022

How to Check Your Tire Treads with a Penny

How to Check Your Tire Treads with a Penny

Tires are one of the most important safety features on your automobile. One aspect of your tires that you should regularly check, especially this time of year, is their tire treads. Doing so is a piece of cake. There’s a known method called the Penny Test, and today, we will tell you all about it and how to do it. Before we get into the steps, you have some background on why tire tread depth is so important. The treads are the circumference surface of the tires where your vehicle touches the road. The more you drive your vehicle, the more the tread surface will wear down. In other words, low tread depth is a major indicator that it is time to change your tires. Too low of tread depth is a problem with tires because they lose their ability to gain proper traction on the road. It can especially be problematic for worn tires to operate on slick roads. In severe cases, it can cause hydroplaning. If your tire treads are 2/32 of an inch or less, it is past due for a tire replacement ... read more

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