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

  • …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 accidents. Too little…

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  • Measuring Tread Depth

  • …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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  • What Your Change is Telling You About Tread Depth

  • …like light snow, you need enough tread depth to allow rain to escape through the tire's grooves. If the 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…

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  • Need to measure your tread depth? Use a coin!

  • …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. And if the top of his memorial is always covered, then you've got more than 6/32" of tread depth. When part of…

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

  • …traction. The 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…

  • Are Your Tires Worn Out?

  • …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 snow capability is greatly diminished when your tire's tread depth dwindles to approximately 6/32" of remaining tread depth. The…

  • New Year. New Tires.

  • …from your pocket to find out. Place a quarter into the tread grooves of your tires and if part of Washington’s head is covered, you have more than 4/32” of tread depth remaining. With a penny to measure tread depth, place it into the tread grooves and if the top of the Lincoln Memorial…

  • 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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