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Time to check your tread, most tire defect crashes happen now through August

Jun 10, 2019 at 08:03 AM CST

A penny for your tread? The penny method is an old test — stick a penny in your tire’s tread groove, and if the tread reaches Lincoln’s tie, it’s a good tire; if not, it needs to be replaced, explained Dan Hunt, assistant service manager of Gene Gorman Tire and Auto Repair in Port Charlotte. An experienced professional like Hunt can eyeball the tire and tell whether it’s good or not. Mechanics also have wear bars to measure a tire’s depth.