A simple penny test every 3,000 miles can help you easily determine when you need new tires.
Insert a penny into your tire's tread groove. The penny should be upside down with Lincoln facing you. If you can see all of Lincoln's head, you need new tires.
Under-inflation can lead to tire failure. It results in unnecessary tire stress, irregular wear, loss of control and accidents. A tire can lose up to half of its air pressure and not appear to be flat!
It's important to have the proper air pressure in your tires, as underinflation can lead to tire failure. The "right amount" of air for your tires is specified by the vehicle manufacturer and is shown on the vehicle door edge, door post, glove box door or fuel door. It is also listed in the owner's manual.
For additional tips, please visit the Cooper Tires Tire Tips page.