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Use This Penny Trick To Find Out If Your Car Needs New Tires

06/24/2013 08:36 am ET | Updated Aug 24, 2013

For 20 years, Bruce Lubin and his wife Jeanne have been collecting tips and hints to save time, money, and make everyday tasks easier. Their book "Who Knew?"by TeleBrands includes thousands of money-saving secrets for cooking, cleaning and other tasks around your home.

As you move from room to room, you'll discover how to affordably clean your home using all-natural, homemade cleaners; get rid of any kind of stain on the planet; organize like a whiz; keep your car at its best; and perform simple household repairs. We are republishing a fabulous tip from the book on how to check if your car needs new tires.

Does your car need new tires? To find out, put Abe Lincoln to work! Place a penny in your tire's shallowest tread, with Abe facing the hubcap. If you can see the hair on top of the president's head, the tread is worn down to the point that you should buy new tires.

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