Rotate tires: “Rotating your tires on a regular basis will help ensure more uniform wear which results in extended life for your tires. Unless your vehicle owner’s manual has a specific recommendation, the rule of thumb for tire rotation is every 6,000 miles.”
Examine tread: “Bald tires can skid and slide on pavement, and are more likely to be damaged by potholes and other road hazards … Perform a simple test using a US penny. Put the edge of the coin into the tread, with Lincoln going in headfirst. If the top of Lincoln's heads is covered by tread, that means you're driving with the proper amount of tread. If the top of his head is entirely visible, it's time to replace the tire.”
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