Too often, we see extremely worn tires at Star Volvo Cars Greensburg. This problem can halt a busy day with a flat tire. Knowing signs of tire wear can prevent a dire problem.

You may have heard of testing your tires' tread depth with a penny. It's quite simple. The minimal tread depth for safe driving happens to be the space between the top of Lincoln's head and the edge of the coin. Point his head toward a tire's tread surface, and lower it into a groove. If you can see the top of Lincoln's head, it's time to replace your tires.

Alternatively, you can judge your tires' road-worthiness by looking at their wear bars. These raised bars sit within your tires' grooves. If you find that one or more bars meets your tread surface, you should acquire new tires. While replacing tires may seem like a hassle, it's an essential car-maintenance task that can improve your safety on the road.


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