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Preparing Your Tire/Tyres & Wheels for Winter – Installation 1 of 3

Preparing Your Tire/Tyres & Wheels for Winter – Installation 1 of 3

Preparing Your Wheels for Winter – Installation 1 of 3 Test 

Your Tire Tread

• One of the first ways to tell if your tires are ready for winter roads is to check the wear on the tread.

• If your wheels are correctly aligned & you have rotated your tires regularly, the tread should be worn evenly on both sides. If not, this could be a sign that your wheels are out of alignment and need adjusting before the big freeze hits.

• Uneven or excessive tread wearing can cause major problems during the winter months, as roads get slicker and your tires require more grip to brake and accelerate.

This is a good video from Tire Rack:

 

• Take the ‘penny test’:

  1. Hold a penny between your thumb and forefinger so that Lincoln’s head is showing.
  2. Place the top of Lincoln’s head into one of the grooves of the tire’s tread.
  3. If any part of Lincoln’s head is obscured by the tread, you have a safe amount of tread.
  4. If you can see above Lincoln’s head, then you need a new tire.

Join us next week for part 2 and make sure you keep up with your 6-week measurement checks with your QuickTrick™ Alignment Products. Have a great Week!

Mr QuickTrick™

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