When to Replace Your Tires

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Dear Bob,
How can I tell when my tires need replacing?? Is there an "at home" test I can do or do I need to take my vehicle into a tire dealer?? Current set has almost 50,000 miles on them and tread doesn't appear too deep any longer.

There is a quick way to check tire depth even if you don't have a depth gauge. Take a penny and hold it so that Lincoln's head is facing up. Then take the penny and stick his head into the tire tread. If you can see the top of his head, then you need new tires. If you can see his hair, time to start shopping. If all you see is his forehead, then you got plenty of time. But, with 50,000 miles, I would think that you got your money's worth out of those tires. They usually get worn on the inside faster then on the outside. So, I would start shopping for a set now.
Good Luck!
Drive Safely!
Bob, The Auto Answer Man

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