In most states, legal tire tread depth is 2/32 of an inch, which is the exact distance from the tip of Abe’s head to the edge of the penny. Keep in mind that even if your tires pass the Lincoln penny test, you may want to consider buying new tires before the 2/32” rule kicks in. Tires with low treads make hydroplaning on rain-soaked roads more likely and significantly reduce traction in snow.
The penny test is a simple trick to help you determine if your tires should be replaced. Simply turn a penny upside down and insert it between your tire treads.
How To Inspect a Tire. Once every month, or before you embark upon long road trips, check your tires for wear and damage problems. One easy way to check for wear is by using the penny test.
Penny test for tires – how to measure tread depth. You may have heard of the penny test for tire tread depth and wondered if it’s something a layperson can manage, and a reliable test and indication of tire tread depth.
To help consumers compare tires, the federal government requires manufacturers to grade tires in three categories: treadwear rate, traction performance, and temperature resistance.**
Be Tire Smart Week 2018: Tire Inflation Survey a Wake-up Call to Drivers. According to a new driver-study from the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada, Canadian drivers have glaring gaps in their knowledge about how to maintain proper tire inflation.
Being TireWise (PDF, 341.5 KB) is essential to safe driving. The only thing between you and the road are your tires. TireWise provides drivers with information about buying tires, tire maintenance and labeling, aging, fuel efficiency, and tire retailers.
Total auto repair including brakes, tires, towing, tune ups, maintenance repairs, and oil changes. Heisley Tire and Brake in Mentor
When to get new tires. Tires are an investment in your security and peace of mind. Jack Furrier gives you the facts you need to make that investment confidently.
TIA Passenger Tire Replacement. Tires need to be replaced for a variety of reasons. In some instances, a single tire is all that is necessary, but the majority of tires are replaced in sets of two or four.