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Your Tires Might Need to Be Replaced

It’s always better to identify when your tires need to be replaced before they end up blowing up while driving or leaving you with a flat tire on the side of the road. The tread of your tires can be measured with a tire depth gauge. You can also do the penny test, which involves using a penny coin into the tread. The warning sign is if you can see the top of Abe's head when it's placed upside down into the tread.

The age of your tires will also provide you with an indicator. At five…

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Several Reasons Why Your Tire Pressure Light is Illuminated

The tire pressure light on your dashboard will illuminate if the computer system detects trouble with the car tires. Here are some of the reasons the pressure could be off in the tires.

On cold winter mornings, the pressure in the car tire could drop, triggering the pressure indicator. Usually the light will turn off as the weather warms later in the day. If there is something that has punctured the tire, air will slowly begin leaking out of the tire. The specific tire pressure indicator will illuminate, alerting you to trouble with a specific tire. 

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