Rockford's Best Tire Store Where you'll Find The Best Prices
At Marvin's Tire Shop, we have the right tires for your vehicle and the best prices you will find in Rockford. Come on down or give us a call.
Just looking to replace your worn out OEM tires? No problem. We carry popular sizes on hand.
All Season Tires
Most popular tires on the road today! Call or come on in to get your tires ready for all year use.
Get the best grip in snow and slush with new winter tire sets that help retain the tire's flexibility in sever cold conditions.
Designed for tackling corners and for better handling at higher speeds. Some performance tires are available in shop, however, we can order specialty sizes if needed.
Off Road Tires
Need off-road tires for your Jeep, Polaris, Land Rover? We have them!
We can order high performance tires made for track to help you beat your record! Let us know what size or come on in.
How To Tell If You Need New Tires
The Penny Test
In the United States, tire tread depth is measured in 32nds of an inch.
The U.S. Department of Transportation recommends replacing tires when they reach 2/32 of an inch.
The idea of the penny test is to check whether you’ve hit the 2/32” threshold.
Here’s how it works:
- Place a penny between the tread ribs on your tire. A “rib” refers to the raised portion of tread that spans the circumference of your tire. Tire tread is composed of several ribs.
- Turn the penny so that Lincoln’s head points down into the tread.
- See if the top of his head disappears between the ribs. If it does, your tread is still above 2/32” , If you can see his entire head, it may be time to replace the tire because your tread is no longer deep enough.
Use A Thread Depth Gauge
Using a thread depth gauge is as simple as the penny test. Simply stick the probe into a groove in the tread and press the shoulders of the probe flat against the tread block and read the result. The gauge should measure in both 32nds of an inch and millimeters.