Tire Care Tips: Tread & Pressure

Your tires are a critical component in keeping you and your family safe on the road. A properly inflated tire, with plenty of tread left, maintains traction on slippery roads. It also protects the car from dangerous tire blowouts and damaged wheels.

A tire pressure gauge makes managing tire pressure simple. Always check tire pressure when the wheels are cold to get the best reading. Use the recommended levels from the vehicle's manual or from the sticker on the doorjamb. Check this at least once a month and especially before taking any long car trips.

Checking the tread is easy with the help of a penny. Insert the penny between the tire's tread, Lincoln-head first. You shouldn't be able to see the top of Lincoln's head when the penny is inserted. If you do, replace your tires. Let the service department here at Herb Chambers Lincoln of Norwood in Norwood, MA help with all your tire needs.

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