With the simple help of a penny, you can check the condition of your tires.
This will help you determine how worn out the treading is. Place the head of the penny into multiple tread grooves across the tire. If the treading covers only up to Lincoln’s head, your treading is worn out. If you don’t see Lincoln’s head, then you still have good tires.
The more covered means there is more depth between grooves. Your tires still have a lot of treading left.
Treading is important for grip on the road. This is what makes your car grip to the road and when there is good treading, there is less risk of accidents. Specially during rainy days or other bad weather conditions.
You also want to make sure your tires are inflated properly to maintain them in good condition. Over inflating or under inflating causes uneven wear to the tires. Pay attention to this when using the penny method to check the treading all around your tires.
Lastly, you want to check your tires for any damage. We may not realize it, but our tires can begin to accumulate scrapes, cuts, cracks, and other damage from daily use.
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