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A report in early 2012 conducted by the U.S. Department of Transportation stated that nearly 9% of car accidents happen due to tire-related issues. With that in mind, we're here to provide you with some information that can help protect you and your family this season.

On average the American driver spends around 37,935 hours in their lifetime driving. We would like every second of that time to be safe for you, your families and other drivers as well.

So here's what you can do this season to help reduce the risk of tire-related car accidents and find out if your tires need to be changed or not:
  • Insert a penny into your tread, and if you can see the top of Abe's head looking back at you it's time to replace that tire.
If you've inserted the penny, but your tread is looking good move on to the next tread check:
  • Insert a quarter into the tread, if you can see Washington's head, your tire is still safe, but it's important to replace that tire within the next year.
If you aren't sure how to do this or you just want to use what the professionals use you could always purchase a depth gauge to accurately measure if your tire is safe to drive on or not.

Most tires come with built-in tread indicators that will help let you know if your tread is too worn out, here is what to look for:
  • An arrow on the sidewall pointing toward the tread has a tread-wear bar built in that it points at. If the tread is worn down to that bar or below you should immediately replace that tire.
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