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How to check the tread depth in my Toyota?

Learn how to check the tread depth in your Toyota 

Functional and good-condition tires offer traction to grip the road while driving, making the ride less bumpy and more comfortable. Evaluating the tread depth of your tires at regular intervals is a way of protecting your tires and yourself from harm. Join us at Phil Meador Toyota in Pocatello, ID, to learn how to check the tread depth in your Toyota. Continue reading for more information. 

How to check if my tires are worn out?  

There is an easy way to check the tread depth of your Toyota. The penny or the quarter test is a fool-proof way of checking if your tires are worn out. Place a penny upside down in your tread, and if you can see the top of President Abraham Lincoln’s head, then it is time to change new tires as your tire is not maintaining the recommended tread depth of 12/32″.  

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Penny test being done on a tire

You can always use a tire pressure gauge to ensure that your tires are properly inflated, and there is no loss of air owing to a possible puncture or flat. Ensure that the tire pressure is maintained at your Toyota’s recommended inflation pressure; this information can be found in the owner’s manual as well. 

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Image of a worn out tire

Looking out for cracks, bumps, bulges, punctures, scrapes, or cuts is also a good way of checking your tire’s condition. Keep in mind your tire’s age, which can be found at the end of the dot stamp containing four digits that indicate the month and year of manufacture. 

Join us at Phil Meador Toyota in Pocatello, ID, for a service appointment. You can order tires online at the dealership, and remember to use our service coupons for a discount on your purchase and visit. Reach out to the dealership for further assistance.