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Do Your Tires Pass the Penny Test?

Do Your Tires Pass the Penny Test?

One trick that many vehicle owners know is the penny test. This test is a great way to gauge your tread depth and help you determine whether you need new tires. Tread depth is extremely important when it comes to your tires. If they do not have enough tread, your tires cannot properly grip the road. This poor traction can lead to improper handling and present many hazards. It is required by law to replace your tires before they hit 2/32 inches. How to Do the Penny Test The penny test is straightforward, but many drivers do not feel confident when interpreting the results.  First, you will need to turn the penny upside down with Lincoln's head facing you. Place the penny into your tire treads until the tip of the coin makes contact with the tire groove. If you can no longer see Lincoln's head, it means you have sufficient tread. If you can see some or all of his head, your tire tread is low, and you need new tires ASAP. It would be best to measure your tread once or tw ... read more

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