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Winter Tire Traction: Are Yours Up to the Task This Winter?


…6/32" is best; but there are other ways to check depth. You may have heard of the Penny Test where you use the top of Lincoln's head on a penny to see if your tires are legally worn out (2/32"). If you flip the penny around and insert into various spots on the tire with Mr. Lincoln's memorial upside…

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When it's raining?a quarter will get you home, a penny might not.


The "penny test" tread depth check doesn't hold water. Yes, U.S. coins can be substituted as a tire tread depth gauge to measure the critical, final few 32nds of an inch of remaining tread depth. Place a penny into several tread grooves across the tire. If part of Lincoln's head is always covered by…

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Winter Tech - Remember These W.I.N.T.E.R. Tips


…traveling to, consider replacing tires when they reach approximately 4/32" of remaining tread depth. Use a quarter, not a penny, to measure tread depth. Tire Rack's team proved through testing that insufficient tread depth doubles your stopping distance. Adequate tread reduces hydroplaning and helps prevent…

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With Bad Weather on the Horizon, Now's the Time for New Tires

With Bad Weather on the Horizon, Now's the Time for New Tires


…heading into winter. For more information about checking your tread depth with a penny, check out my previous blog post "What Your Change is Telling You About Your Tread Depth." Tire Rack recently wrapped up an extensive test of the newest all-season tire offerings from Bridgestone (Turanza Serenity Plus…

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Tire Tech Information - When Should I Replace My Tires?


…Lea esta pgina en espaol While it is simple to place a Lincoln penny in the tread groove of a worn tire and use Abe's likeness as a guide, we don't think Honest Abe knows what's best for today's drivers. The Lincoln penny tread depth test has been touted for years to be a suitable method of determining…

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Tire Tech Information - Measuring Tire Tread Depth with a Coin


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…stopping distances and can contribute to skidding or loss of vehicle control. Checking tread depth is simple and only costs a penny. To do the “penny test,” take a penny; insert Abe Lincoln’s head upside down into the tread. If you can see all of his head, your tire is 2/32" deep or less and should…

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Tire Test Results : What Honest Abe Doesn't Tell You About Minimum Tread Depths: Part 2 - Dry Braking


…of dry braking tests to round out our evaluation. Testing the Premise We used one of Tire Rack's 2006 BMW 325i test cars equipped with 4-wheel vented disc brakes and an Antilock Braking System (ABS). The BMW was fitted with same tires we had run previously in the wet braking tests, the 205/55R16 91H…

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Tire Test Results : What Honest Abe Doesn't Tell You About Minimum Tread Depths


…stopping distances! Testing the Premise Members of Tire Rack team conducted independent tests that compared the stopping distances of new tires to tires at the point of approaching being legally worn out in most states with 2/32nds-inch of remaining tread depth (easily measured using a penny), as well as tires…

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Winter Tech - When Should I Replace My Tires?


…Lea esta pgina en espaol While it is simple to place a Lincoln penny in the tread groove of a worn tire and use Abe's likeness as a guide, we don't think Honest Abe knows what's best for today's drivers. The Lincoln penny tread depth test has been touted for years to be a suitable method of determining…

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Winter Tech - Measuring Tire Tread Depth with a Coin


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Tire Tech Information - Tire Specs Explained: Tread Depth


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