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How to Check Vehicle Tire Tread

How to Check Vehicle Tire Tread

Your vehicle’s tires keep it under your control at all times, but tires wear out and tread is something all vehicle owners need to keep a close eye.

Tires are a lot like sneakers. With a good pair of sneakers on your feet, your shoes are able to grip the gym floor to give you a full, controlled range of motion: You can turn on a dime, and come to a full stop by firmly planting your feet on the ground (though your forward momentum may require that you take one or two more steps). A bad pair of sneakers are not able to create enough friction for a good grip and, instead, force you to slide all over the place without control.

The same principle applies to your tires. And when it comes to something as fast and heavy as a car, you want to ensure that your tires are kept under your control. Here are a few tips on how you can check your tire tread.

Check the identification number on the walls of your tires to check their age. The last four digits can tell you all that you need to know. For example, if the numbers read “2308” that means that the tires were made in the 23rd week of 2008. If it reads “1904“, then they were made in the 19th week of 2004.

The penny test is another way of checking your tread, and it requires the assistance of President Abraham Lincoln–or at least a penny. Stick the penny, Lincoln-head down, into the grooves. If you can see the top of his head, it is time for new tires.

Tire tread is something that can lead to an accident, so you need the right auto insurance in Banning. Contact the independent insurance professionals at Little & Sons Insurance Services for all of your car insurance needs in Banning, Beaumont, Calimesa, and surrounding California areas. We will work with you to find the coverage you deserve!

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