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When to change my tires?

Is it time to change my tires?

Worn-out tires are a hazard while on the road as it reduces the braking effect of your car and can cause an accident while on the road. Find out if it is time to change your tires by checking the tread depth of your Volkswagen. Join us at Elgin Volkswagen in Elgin, IL, to learn how to check the tread depth of your car. Continue reading for more information.

Check the Tread Depth of your Volkswagen

You can always look out for the apparent signs of tire wear being bulges or blisters or scratches on the tire that are sure signs of worn-out tires. But, you can also be prepared by regularly checking your tire’s tread depth by doing the penny test.

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To do the penny test, all you need is a single penny. Take the penny and hold it between the treads on your tire. When you do this, ensure that the President faces you with his head upside down. If you can see the entire head of the President when it is in the tread, then it is time to change your tires. Tires are supposed to maintain a tread depth of 10/32″ to 12/32″, with off-road tires having a tread depth of 15/32″. If this tread depth is maintained, your tires are safe, and you can change your tires at the appropriate time.

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Image of a worn out tire

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Check out the tire replacement service at Elgin Volkswagen in Elgin, IL, and schedule service at the dealership. Tires are an integral part of a smooth driving experience, so do not neglect the tires of your Volkswagen in any circumstance. Browse through our service coupons for a discount on your visit. Reach out to the dealership for further assistance.