What Does the Penny Tire Test Really Show?

March 14th, 2017 by

Tire Treads

Anyone who has owned a vehicle for any length of time may have heard of the penny tire test. That is the test used by drivers to check the tread on your vehicle’s tires. The way it works is, you take a penny and turn the head on the penny upside down and see how far down in the tread it goes. If his head sinks low, your tread might be bad, and you need new tires. The question is if the test really works or is useful in any way. The truth is that the test is both simple and accurate.

At the first sign of tread wear on your tires you should get to the service center and have your tires replaced. It helps to keep up with your tire rotations. These often get done at the same time as an oil change. A tire rotation helps to ensure that the wear on your tires will wear in an even pattern. You can always monitor the wear with the penny test. Just remember to call our dealership at Circle BMW in Eatontown, NJ, to get your tires replaced.

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