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What 3 things are you looking for when you check your tires?

What 3 things are you looking for when you check your tires?

The three big things you need to examine are: the tread depth, different kinds of wear and tear, and your tire pressure.

What is important to check on tires?

When checking your tires, it is important to take a look at their tread. If the tread is beginning to wear down, then your tires will lose traction and won’t grip the road as well when driving through bad weather.

How do you evaluate tires?

First, grab a penny and insert it into your tire’s tread groove with Lincoln’s head upside down and facing you. If you can see all of Lincoln’s head, your tire tread depth is less than 2/32 of an inch, and it’s time to replace your tires. Another easy option is using a quarter to do the same test.

How do you check tire conditions?

Insert a penny into a tread groove with Lincoln’s head upside down. If you can see the top of Lincoln’s head, then your tread is less than 2/32” and your tires have to be replaced. Another way to check is to look at the tread wear indicator bars located in the grooves around the tire.

What are tire identification codes?

Tires made in the United States have the DOT serial number located on the inside sidewall near the rim. The letters “DOT” are followed by eight to thirteen letters and/or numbers that identify where the tire was manufactured, tire size and the manufacturer’s code, along with the week and year the tire was manufactured.

What is a good tire rating?

Standard all-seasons are usually rated T (118 mph) and H (130 mph). Winter tires may carry the letter R (106 mph) or higher. Treadwear grade: A government-required number that indicates a tire’s expected wear. A grade of 300 denotes a tire that will wear three times as well as a tire graded 100.

What should you inspect on your vehicle before going on a road trip?

How to Get Your Car Ready for a Road Trip

  1. Check Your Car’s Battery.
  2. Inspect Belts and Hoses.
  3. Top Off Fluids and Replace Filters.
  4. Verify Lights and Electrical Equipment Are Working.
  5. Check the Brakes.
  6. Inspect Tires.
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Do they check tire pressure during inspection?

No. TPMS is inspected but it is not grounds for inspection failure. TPMS needs to be functioning properly in order to pass inspection.

How do you decode tires?

The two-digit number after the slash mark in a tire size is the aspect ratio. For example, in a size P215/65 R15 tire, the 65 means that the height is equal to 65% of the tire’s width. The bigger the aspect ratio, the bigger the tire’s sidewall will be.

How do you read a tire identification number?