Easy tip to know when to change your tires: Tread depth test with a coin

07/03/2018

Posted by: Hassana Obi

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American car users share a trick using their 25-cent coin to check the tire’s tread depth and our similar sized 2 naira coin can help us to have our own check.

Though tires are one of the factors that secure our safety on road, the sad truth is many drivers ignore the tire checks until the problems really come up.

When checking your tires, the tread is a key point to inspect. The treads are the grooves on your tires which run along a tire’s side. These parts of the tire make the direct contact with the road surface and helps water not to splash randomly vexing other vehicles. Time passes and the tires takes its course to wear out. Till the treads reach a certain depth level, they should be replaced by the car’s owner so that the safety is guaranteed.

2 coins of 2 naira

The 2 naira coin has the quite similar diameter as the 25-cent coin

Many countries set a limit to the tread depth and if motorists don’t follow, they get fined. Most of the countries consider 1.6mm as the lowest level of tread depth and when their tire’s treads really touch that limit, tire changes should be in their mind. So how to recognize if your tire’s tread has exceeded that limit. American car users share a trick using their 25-cent coin to check the tire’s tread depth and fortunately our 2 naira coin has the quite similar diameter which helps us to have our own check. Just do as follows:

Place the coin into the tread’s gutter with the reverse face having number 2 downright. Your tires are still good if the tread’s height does not touch the peak of the palace. If it’s lower than that mark, schedule the next tire change. Also make sure to do the test on the whole round of the tire.

coin tire tread test

American car users share a trick using their 25-cent coin to check the tire’s tread depth

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Hassana Obi

Hassana Obi

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Hassana Obi is an automobile writer and editor at Naijauto.com. She prides herself on hundreds of informative and entertaining articles on Nigerian traffic regulations, car prices and celebrity car collections. When Hassana is not writing, she is a teacher and philanthropist.

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