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.
It only takes a penny to see if your tires are worn or losing tread. Examining your tires for wear and tear, along with checking tire pressure and alignment, are essential to ensuring your vehicle’s safety on the road and helping to improve gas mileage and performance.
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The Crown is the center tread area of the tire and includes all of the large grooves/water channels that run along the circumference of the tire. However, the crown does not include the outermost tread block of the tire. The Shoulder is the area where the tread and sidewall meet, including the tread blocks nearest the side of the tire (beginning outside the outermost water channel) and the ...
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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.