Your car’s tires are essential for safe and efficient driving. Normal wear and tear, along with the changing seasons, will decrease the effectiveness of your tires, leading to less traction and decreased braking ability. Use these tips to ensure that your tires are in good condition and that you are safe on the road.

  • Inspect the tread wear bars on your tires, which appear as small bridges that form between treads. If you notice these bars are beginning to form between the treads or are running across the tires and become flush with the tires’ tread, your tires should be replaced.
  • Take a standard penny and insert it into a tread, with the top of Lincoln’s head facing the center of the tire. If you can see the top of his head or the metal above it, your tires should be replaced as soon as possible. You should also consider replacing your tires if Lincoln’s hair is visible.

Tire maintenance is a key aspect to staying safe on the road. To learn more about your automobile insurance coverage, contact your Flagship Insurance Services, LLC today.