Checking the tread on your tires

I used the Lincoln Penny method of checking the tread on a set of car tires today, to determine if it is time to replace them:

  • Take a penny and place it between the treads, Lincoln’s head first
  • If you can see all of Lincoln’s head, your tires have approximately 1/16 of an inch of tread left
  • If you only see part of Lincoln’s head, you are okay for now

Found this method online here.

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