Do Your Tires Have Enough Tread?
Auto insurance in Orange helps protect your car. Likewise, your tires depend on the amount of traction they can generate in order to keep your car under your control at all times. Do your tires have enough tread?
Your tire tread creates traction, or friction, with the pavement which keeps your car from skidding and sliding all over the place. Friction is the force responsible for that, as it is the resistance that surfaces create when they move across one another; it’s the force that (along with gravity) keeps your feet planted to the ground as you walk, instead of having them slip from under you. Your tires need maximum traction in order to keep your car under your control. Do your tires have enough tread? Here are a few ways to check if they do.
– We can use President Abraham Lincoln to help us determine our tire tread. The good news is that it’s extremely easy to do; the bad news is that there will be no use of a time machine. (Sorry.) All we need is one penny. Stick the penny into the grooves of the tire–Lincoln-head down. If the grooves cover the top of Lincoln’s head, your tires are fine. If you can see the top of his head, then you need new tires.
– You can also determine the age of your tires by looking at the serial number on the walls, or sides, of your tires. The last four digits tell you all you need to know. For example, if the number reads, “2211” that means it was manufactured on the 22nd week of 2011.
Our staff at Remland Insurance is very experienced in all matters regarding auto insurance in Orange County and surrounding areas. Please contact us for any further questions regarding your car insurance! We at Remland Insurance will treat you like a person and give you the care and coverage that you deserve.