Use a Penny to Test your Tire Depth

Use a Penny to Test your Tire Depth

A┬ápenny tread depth test has been touted for years to be a suitable method of determining when it’s time to get new tires. It’s based on the premise you’re driving on legal tread depths anytime the top of Lincoln’s head is obscured by the tread and that a tire’s ability to grip the road isn’t greatly reduced in adverse conditions (rain, slush and snow) until the tread wears to about 2/32″ of remaining depth. It then maintains you’re ready for new tires at 2/32″ and can see the penny above Lincoln’s head.


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  • Brandon Cook
    May 27, 2017, 6:05 am REPLY

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