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Do you need new tires? The first step is to take the penny test. If it's time for new tires, let Pep Boys walk you through the tire purchasing process. From sizing to tread depth and tire brands to tire rebates, we're here to make sure you get the best tires for your car.
The best way to know that you need new tires is to do the penny test. The penny test is the gold standard for measuring tire tread depth because it is easy, and it works. Just take a penny, and with Lincoln's head upside down, put it between the tread blocks of the tire. If you're unble to see the top of Lincoln's head because his head is buried between the tread blocks, then you do not need a new set of tires because you still have more than 2/32 of an inch of tread depth remaining. If you can see the top of Lincoln's head, it's time to go tire shopping because the tread is worn down to or below 2/32 of an inch.

Over Inflation
Center wear

Under Inflation
Shoulder wear

Camber, toe & feathered wear

You can find this information in your owner's manual

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What Are the Best Tire Prices & Deals?
Pep Boys has some of the best tire prices and savings, all you have to do is pick your tire match. Be sure to check out our manufacturer rebates for special offers.

How Many Tires Do I Need?
We recommend replacing all four tires at once for both safety precautions and an overall better ride.However, two is the minimum, and you should always replace the rear set first for the safest drive. If you replace your rear set with new tires, compare the old four tires and use the set with the best and most even tread wear for the front set. Each tire may experience different tread-wear decay, so it's important to be mindful of this when replacing tires. The more even your tires, the more successful and safe your drive will be.

Where Are Tire Shops Near Me?
Pep Boys tires are the best in the game, and we pride ourselves in having a service and tire center in many locations. All you need to do is shop for tires by your vehicle's make. Once you've entered all of your vehicle's information in the search, a list of tires will show up that match the OEM safety rating for your car. Browse through our wide selection, and pick which tires best suit your driving needs!