How To Check Tire Tread Depth

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When you take your new or used vehicle through Costa Mesa, you’ll have a rather deep tire tread depth, in the range of 10/32 to 11/32 of an inch. However, when it’s time for you to replace your tires, the tread depth of your tires will decrease significantly. One of the tips we’ll give you on how to check your tire tread depth involves using a penny, helping you maintain your tire health with something you can find around the house.

The Penny Test

Usually, you’ll want to measure the depth of your tire treads with the use of a ruler, but if you don’t have one of those handy, you can always use a penny instead. This is great for people who are on the go and don’t have all the comforts of home handy with them. The way the U.S. penny is designed makes it ideal for measuring your tire’s treads. Here’s a quick instructional guide:

  1. Place a penny with Abraham Lincoln’s head face-first into the groove of your tire tread.
  2. Check to see if Lincoln’s head is covered and not visible in between the grooves of the tire tread.
  3. If you can see the entirety of Lincoln’s face, it means your tire treads are 2/32 inches deep or less. That’s a sure sign it’s time to replace your tires.
  4. You should repeat this process on the rest of your tires in multiple locations to figure out what needs to be replaced.
  5. There are some other things you’ll want to monitor as you check your tire health. When you’re figuring out how to check your tire tread depth, you’ll also want to check tire pressure, tire rot, and tire damage to keep your tires healthy.

Get Your Tires Checked With Weir Canyon Acura

If you need information on more than how to check tire tread wear, you’ve got Weir Canyon Acura to provide you with all the best information on your car maintenance schedule. We even have Acura Accelerated Service to get your car checked and cleaned in under half an hour to get you in and out in record time. When you want to get driving around Montclair in a new Acura, just contact us and we’ll be in touch. While you’re here, learn about the differences between a hand wash car wash and a touchless car wash, learn about how many miles tires last, and how to clean leather car seats!

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