When should I replace my tire?

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Thursday, April 21st, 2022 at 10:04 am
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How to Check the Tread Depth of your Tire?  

Tires should be replaced once six to ten years from manufacturing. They are an essential part of your vehicle and determine the performance and stability of your car. A worn-out tire could lead to major accidents while on the road, and hence they should never be disregarded. Join us at Acura of Maui in Kahului, HI, to learn how to check your tire’s tread depth and be safe on the road. Continue reading for more information.  

Penny Test for Tread Depth 

To check your tire’s tread depth, take a penny and hold it upside down, facing you in the gap between the tire’s treads. If the President’s head is visible to you, immediately change your tires. If you can’t see the whole head, you are safe and have sufficient time to get your tires changed. This is called the penny or the quarter test.  

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Other indicators of when to replace your tire would be the scratches, bulges, or cracks on the tire’s surface. The longevity of the tires would depend on your driving techniques and the terrain your tire is most exposed to while driving. The manufacturing date of the tire can be found superimposed on the base of the tire, indicating the model number and month, and year of manufacture.  

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If you are in the Kahului, HI region, drop in at Acura of Maui and schedule a service at the dealership. You can order parts or even visit our Acura eStore to purchase parts and accessories on an online platform. Feel free to reach out to the dealership for further assistance and information.