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How Worn Are Your Tires? The Quarter Test Will Tell You

If you have a quarter, you can check how worn your tires are. Good ol' George Washington will show you if it's time to replace your tires. If you can see the top of his head, it's time for new tread. People used to use a penny for a penny tire test, but it turns out Lincoln cuts it a little close when it comes to tire tread. On a quarter, it's about 4/32nds of an inch from Washington's head to the coin's edge — right around the time you need new tires. On a penny, it's about 2/32nds of an inch from Lincoln's head to the coin's edge — the legal minimum in many states. It may not be safe to wait until tires get this worn, which is why we put our faith in the pride of Mount Vernon — George Washington! Learn more about the penny and quarter tire tests at Buy Tires: Tire Guide: Blog: Follow RightTurn: • Facebook • Twitter • Google+


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