Your tires could be to blame for handling issues in the snow

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If your car couldn’t seem to handle the snow Tuesday, your tires may be to blame.

Tires can lose air pressure in cold temperatures, and if they’re underinflated they won’t perform as well as they should.

Bald and low-tread tires can also lead to a lot of sliding on the road.

Once you have 30,000 to 40,000 miles on your all-season tires, it’s a good idea to check their tread. And the old coin trick might not be the best way to do it.

Town Fair Tire Manager David Harper told 22News, “Thead depth gauge for checking the life of a tire. You can see online you can use a penny, but a tread depth gauge is a whole lot more accurate. Depth gauge can measure your tire, it has degrees on. it it will show you. The red zone is not good, yellow is questionable, green is good.”

Harper said you can buy a tread depth gauge for less than $5.

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