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  • Measuring Tread Depth

  • tread. When looking at a tire’s tread, you may find irregularities have occurred as it has worn. The most worn spot is its weak link! Place a penny into several 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

  • Are my winter tires good enough for one more season?

  • …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 perfect, but…

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  • Spare Change

  • …You can also measure this tread depth with with a penny. Place a penny into several tread grooves across the tire. If the top of the Lincoln Memorial is always covered by the tread you have more that 6/32" of tread remaining. To learn more about tread depth and tire replacement criteria,…


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