We have probably mentioned the 20p test before on this blog; the quick and easy way to check the treads on your tyres without resorting to any special equipment. But what if you find yourself in America, driving a car whose ‘tires’ look a little suspect? No left over 20 pence pieces in your wallet? Never fear! The Americans have a similar trick for checking their ‘tire treads’!
Again, all you need to do is check your wallet. This time, you just need a penny. A penny with Abraham Lincoln on one side. Take your penny and stick it into the tire treads (are you getting used to the American lingo yet?!) head down. If you can see all of the long dead president’s head, those car tires most definitely need replacing. Just as simple as the 20p test!