Signs Your Tires Need to Be Replaced

Getting a flat tire on the road because the threads have worn through to the inside of a tire is a definite sign that a vehicle's tire needs to be replaced. The average person prefers to replace their tire before they have a blowout. Here are a few helpful ways to tell a tire might need to be replaced for people who fall into this camp.

The first sign is that the brakes are good, but the stopping distance of the vehicle increases. As the tread wears down, the gripping power of the tire increases. Another good way to find out if a tire needs to be a replace requires the use of a penny. Put the penny face down. If the treads do not reach Abraham Lincoln's head the tire needs to be replaced. Tire baldness, like male-pattern baldness cannot be prevented, but bald tires can be replaced. Some people say it works for human heads, too.



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