If the tread is low on all of your tires, it means it’s time for a new set of tires.
It’s common sense. Checking the tread depth is very easy. All you need is a penny. Here’s what you do:
- Place the heads side of the penny upside down into the tread.
- If you can see the top of Lincoln’s head, it’s time for new tires.
However, many people forget to check the tread depth. If you’re driving and you’re experiencing any of these signs, it’s probably time for a new set of tires.
1. Your Car Has Trouble Gaining Traction In Bad Weather: If it’s raining or snowing and your car is slipping when you accelerate, it may mean that you need new tires. Be sure to check the treads on your tires if this is happening. Sometimes it is not the tread and it is just the weather. But it doesn’t hurt to check the tread.
2. Your Car Skids When It Brakes: If your car is sliding after somewhat abrupt stops, be sure to check the tread on your tires. This is a common sign that your tire tread is getting low. It is also dangerous.
3. Wear Indicator Bar Is Getting Low: Many tires have a wear indicator bar. When you can see a solid rubber bar across the width of the tire, it means you need new tires. Check with your tire manufacturer to see if your tires have this features.
These three signs usually mean that it’s time for a new set of tires. It’s important to get new tires as soon as possible for safety purposes. You don’t want to be driving on an old set of worn tires in bad weather.
Once you get a new set of tires be sure to apply tire dressing to keep the tires looking great.