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Time For New Tires? Check Your Tread!


Has the time come for new tires? When deciding if you need new tires, tread wear is the strongest indicator to look at. Our team of professionals is without exception here to examine your tires to determine whether or not a new set of wheels is the right option for you and your vehicle. 


Tread wear is an essential indication of your tire’s health and ensuring your safety. If your tire tread is worn out, then your vehicle can respond poorly in wet weather conditions. You will need good treads to ensure that your wheels are gripping the surface of the road appropriately. Overworn tracks can also lead to premature wear on other parts of the car. 


Penny/Lincoln Test


Fortunately, there is a very straightforward and easy test to run right at home, and it all begins with a penny. Simply position the penny on the grooves of your tire, and if the tread hides any part of Lincoln’s head, your tires are in good shape. If not, your tires are too shallow. 


Regardless of the tread wear, many vehicle manufacturers recommend replacing your tires after six years. Some manufacturers will say ten years, but it all depends on usage, vehicle make, and other external factors. If you take your vehicle into our shop, we can help you figure out your manufacturer’s recommendation. 


While the penny tire test does deliver on what it promises, it may not be the most precise in terms of determining the safeness of your vehicle on the road. The best way, hands down, is to have your tires inspected by a team of professionals, and the technicians at Premier Automotive Service are here to help. We promise to keep your vehicle, tires included, in performing tip-top shape. Schedule an appointment today with the team at Premier Automotive Service.

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