How to Check Tire Tread

July 3, 2013 | By | Comments (0)

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If you’re hitting the road over the long weekend, don’t forget to check your tires first. Armed with just a penny, you can ensure your wheels will go the distance. Here’s how:

Insert a penny into a groove of a tire with Lincoln’s head pointing into the tire. If the groove covers only a portion of his head, it’s safe to drive; if the head is in full view, it’s time for a new set of wheels. (The distance between the rim of a penny and Lincoln’s head is 1/16 of an inch―the minimum suggested tread depth.)

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