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Are Your Tires Worn Out?

Are Your Tires Worn Out?


…water is greatly reduced below 4/32" of remaining tread depth. An easy way to measure this is by getting help from George Washington. When putting a quarter head size down in the tire's tread, if Washington's head is always covered, you have the necessary tread depth to navigate wet roads. We believe that…

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


…Lincoln's head is always covered by the tread, you have more than 2/32" of tread depth remaining – the minimum legal amount of tread required. Place a quarter into several tread grooves across the tire. If part of Washington's head is always covered by the tread, you have more than 4/32" of tread depth remaining…

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Quietest Tires Available at Tire Rack: First Quarter 2012


Many customers are interested in knowing which are the quietest tires available. While some of the perception of tread noise is subjective and may vary from one driver to another, there are definitely some tires that are known for being quiet. The Grand Touring All-Season performance category is…

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


…depth isn't enough for panic stopping on wet expressways! Vehicles used: 2006 BMW 325i 2006 Ford F-150 Super Cab 4x2 New tests show Washington's quarter is a safer measure. The accident report read, "I was driving on the expressway with the flow of traffic at about 70 mph in moderate rain when all of…

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Are my winter tires good enough for one more season?


…slush and rain traction would be acceptable until about 4/32nds. If you don't have a tread depth measuring gauge, a quarter or penny can be a good tool. From the top of the quarter to the top of Washington's head = 4/32nds From the top of a penny to Lincoln's eye brow = 6/32nds These methods are not…

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I Just Blew Out a Tire on My AWD Vehicle, Do I Have to Replace All Four Tires?

I Just Blew Out a Tire on My AWD Vehicle, Do I Have to Replace All Four Tires?


…the same distance as a taller tire. You can do an experiment to demonstrate this with a quarter and a penny. When rolling these two coins, you'll see the penny requires more rotations to keep up with the quarter. This variance in rotation speeds will result in resistance in the drive line and will generate…

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Reflections on a great winter season!


…this year means that people are excited about getting into safer tires before the white-knuckle trip to work one morning in late November on three-quarter worn all seasons seemed like they would get through one more winter. It's an exciting trend to see, and we hope it continues. Because really, how much…
 

Need to measure your tread depth? Use a coin!


…accessories. (Bonus! You can also use it to measure brake shoe and pad wear!) Another way to measure tread depth—use a coin! Place a penny or a quarter into several tread grooves at least 15" apart on the tire. When part of Lincoln's head is covered, it means you have more than 2/32" of tread depth…

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Measuring Tread Depth


…tread grooves across the tire. If part of Lincoln's head is always covered by the tread, you have more than 2/32" of tread depth remaining. Place a quarter into several tread grooves across the tire. If part of Washington's head is always covered by the tread, you have more than 4/32" of tread depth remaining…

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Center lock Wheels for Porsche coming soon to Tire Rack


…one–piece, forged wheel. The 19x8.5 is expected to be under 17 lbs. for Porsche applications and are expected in our warehouses sometime in the fourth quarter of 2010.

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How many wheel weights are too many?


…concern that 15 wheel weights were used on his 19" BMW wheel and tire package. Is 15 weights too many? Let's find out. * Each stick-on weight is a quarter of an ounce * 15 weights on one wheel = 3.75 ounces * 19x8.5 wheel weight = 27.5 pounds * 235/35R19 tire = 24.0 pounds * Total package weight = 51…

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What Your Change is Telling You About Tread Depth


…water can't escape fast enough, your vehicle's tires will be forced to hydroplane (float) on top of the water, causing loss of traction. By using a quarter, if Washington's head is completely visible your tire is at 4/32" or below. While 4/32" tires provide better balance of value vs. wet traction compared…

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