There's no denying that here in Alabama, we've had an absolutely sweltering summer. That heat, combined with all the travel many people around here partake in over the summer months, can really put a lot of strain on our vehicles. But while most of us are pretty good about keeping up with our vehicles fluids, there's one component of auto care that gets continually overlooked: tire tread.

Here at Jim Peach Motors, we've seen this issue all too often; vehicles rolling into our service center with practically bald tires. Though many may not realize it, this can pose a major problem, causing wheel slippage in inclement conditions, and that can be dangerous when you need to brake at a moment's notice. Luckily, it's only too easy to check your tire's tread, and all you need to do so is a penny. By simply inserting the penny upside down into the tread well, you can easily gauge your tire's tread health. Ideally, you want Abraham Lincoln's head on the coin to be covered up to his hair line. If you can see more than that, you may still be fine, but if you can see his whole head, you know you're overdue for new tires.

Feel free to try our this penny test at home, and if you find you're in need of new tires, don't hesitate to stop in to our service center as soon as possible. With our extensive experience with all of Ford's models, we're well-equipped to help you find the right tires to keep your vehicle in tip-top shape!

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