Maintain Proper Tire Tread and Pressure
Here at BMW Seattle we like to share information to help drivers in Seattle get better performance from their vehicles. Maintaining proper tire tread depth and air pressure is vital to tire care. Here's a look at why you should check tire tread and pressure regularly.
Traction is very important to the usefulness of your tires. Without the proper tread depth, tires have difficulty maintaining traction. There is an easy way to monitor the tread depth. It's called the Penny Test. Take a penny and insert it into the tire tread. Lincoln's head should be facing down. Your tires have inadequate tread depth if you can see the top of Honest Abe's head.
Likewise, all tires are rated for a specific amount of air pressure. You should always seek to maintain the proper tire pressure, and you can check it with an inexpensive tire gauge. Driving on tires that are over or under-inflated can cause extra wear.