Tire Safety Test

Honest Abe’s Tire Safety Penny Test

Most people are aware that tires on your vehicle are very important to the overall safety of your vehicle. New cars and trucks will tell you when your tires are low on air, but how do you know when you should replace your tires? Sure you can go to your local mechanic or tire shop, but did you know that there is a quick and easy way to check at home?

All you need is a penny…..

View the picture below to learn more about how you can check the tire life of your tires and to get an idea if it’s time to replace them or not.


Insert a penny into the tire’s grooves with Lincoln’s head upside down and facing you.

If you can see the top of Lincoln’s head (Abe’s hair and head), getting new tires is recommended. If you can see a portion of Abe’s head and not his top hair, it’s suggested to get new tires soon, but your tires should be fine for now.

* Using the penny test is a good way to get an “idea” on how much life is left on your tires. To fully understand tire life, we recommend you have your tires inspected by a trained professional.