Whether you've experienced some concerning traction issues while driving lately or you're just curious about when to change your tires, drivers can look to the Smythe Volvo service team with confidence. There are a few helpful techniques that drivers can use to determine whether your tire tread is less than ideal and might require replacing (a new set of tires). The Lincoln Penny test is a tried and true test that can help drivers determine whether it might be time to get a new set of tires.

Lincoln Penny Test

The Lincoln Penny test requires two things: a penny and your tires. It's an incredibly easy test that can help drivers determine whether a new set of tires is needed. To start, you'll take the penny, and place it vertically in a tire tread tract. What you'll be looking to see is whether Lincolns head is obscured by the tired tread or if you can see his face. If you can see the top of Lincoln's head, then your tires aren't in bad shape, but you probably should keep an eye on them. If you can see Lincoln's face, then your tire tread is far too low, and your tries likely could be replaced. Basically, the more of Lincoln's face that you can see, the poorer condition your tires are in. This is just one handy way to determine this from home. If you're interested in having a team of professionals determine the status of your tires, then you might want to schedule a service appointment with our service team.

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Already know you'd like a new set of tires? Just interested in having our team give your vehicle a thorough inspection that includes tire assessment? Feel free to schedule a tire service appointment to have our service team take a look at your vehicle. If you're just interested in a new set of tires, feel free to contact our stop by our dealership to start your new tire shopping journey.

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