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Reconsidering the Tire Tread Penny Test

For many years the penny test has been used as device to help gauge the wear of tires. This has come in handy for those considering that it may be time to purchase new BF Goodrich tires for their cars and pickup trucks. The way it works is that a penny is inserted into the tread of the tire with Abraham Lincoln’s head facing the tire. If the tread reached the top of his head, the tires were considered to be safe. However, the tires were in need of replacement if the tread was worn too much to reach Lincoln’s … Read the rest