Check your tire treads

It is important to have traction on the road, to be prepared for whatever the weather may bring. Don’t let your tire wear get away from you, here’s an easy way to check when you may need new tires so you can start planning; it’s called: The Penny Test.

Take a penny and place it between the treads (also known as the ribs of your tires), or the spaces where the little pebbles get stuck. Place the penny with Lincoln’s head down. If the top of his head disappears between the treads, that’s great! If you see Lincoln’s head, he’s there to deliver some rough news… You will need new tires soon.

Make sure to check your tire treads as often as possible just to be sure of their depth and check for uneven wear, you could need an alignment. It is best to buy two tires at a time, rather than one at a time – this makes for the best even wear on such a big investment.