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How to Do The Penny Test

How to Do The Penny Test

Driving on worn-out tires can be incredibly dangerous and can affect your vehicle's performance, handling, and fuel efficiency. Tire tread is essential in providing traction on the road, especially in wet and slippery conditions. This is a friendly reminder from your friends at The Model Garage to check your tires' tread depth if you haven't done so in a while. And if they are too low, it may be time to replace your tires. One easy and cost-effective way to check your tire tread depth is by performing the penny test. Here's how to do the penny test: Get a penny and hold it so that Lincoln's head is facing down. Insert the penny into the groove of the tire tread. Make sure to insert it into the lowest point of the groove. Look at the penny and check how much of Lincoln's head is visible. If you can see the top of Lincoln's head, it's time to replace your tires. The penny test is a quick and easy way to determine if your tire tread is still safe for ... read more

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