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Debbie's Auto & 4 Wheel Drive: Buy A New Set Of Winter Snow Tires

At Debbie's Auto & 4 Wheel Drive we know that icy roads can be dangerous if you don't have the right winter tires. Winter tires are engineered for traction in ice and snow when the temperature drops below 45 degrees. Winter tires leverage a combination of ribs, grooves, lugs, sipes, and studs.

Winter tires are made with rubber that stays softer and more pliable in cold winter temperatures. Flexible rubber is one reason you get more traction on snow and ice. However, the softer rubber also wears down more quickly. Replace your snow tires if the deep grooves that work to expel snow and slush buildup are worn down. Come by Debbie's Auto & 4 Wheel Drive today at 420 S Greensboro St and we can help you decide if it's time for a new set of snow tires.

The 5 Most Important Things To Know About Winter Snow Tires

Ribs: The edge of a snow tire has a chunky angled tread designed to move snow and ice away from the outer edge of the tire.

Grooves: Snow tires offer deep grooves to move snow away from the tire. Deep grooves trap snow into the void allowing for total contact between the tread and the road. The angle of the grooves allows the tire to eject snow from the grooves when the vehicle is in motion.

Lugs: Snow tires offer an aggressive tread in the center of the tire designed to remove snow and ice build-up. Winter tires pair more lugs with deeper grooves than an all-season tires. Sets of lugs and grooves make up a tread block. Each tread block has irregular, sharp edges that increase traction. This special design allows winter snow tires to cut through snow and ice.

Sipes: Winter tires feature-heavy siping. "Siping" is a small patterned slit on the lugs that creates extra edges for better road grip. For added traction, many tire shops offer custom siping to improve starting and stopping.

Studs: There are two types of winter snow tires, studded and non-studded. Studded tires are embedded with small metal studs that provide the best traction in tough winter conditions. In some states studded winter tires are illegal. As the name would suggest, non-studded snow tires do not have studs. Non-studded snow tires do not provide the same high level of traction offered by studded tires but still provide substantially more grip than an M+S all-weather tire. Non-studded winter tires are often paired with snow chains for extremely heavy snow and ice.

Call today at 336-622-7882 or stop by the Debbie's Auto & 4 Wheel Drive at 420 S Greensboro St and let's chat about the winter snow tire that's right for your car.


what our customers say

I have always received the best service at Debbie's Automotive! Chuck and Kenny has given courteous expert advice and we trust their opinions. We have never had to take the car back due to things not be done properly and never had issues with broken parts due to service. Would definitely recommend for your car service needs.
C

I wouldn't go anywhere else for automotive service. Chuck, Debbie, & Ken are always willing to assist me in repairs to my vehicle & always take me in on the same day. They always call once they evaluate the repairs needed & provide me with an estimate & their work is always top notch!!
L

I trust Debbie's, and it's important to have a mechanic you trust. Chuck and his staff make sure my concerns are addressed and keep me informed of upcoming needs...like warning me 6 months in advance that I'll need new tires.
K

Customer service was professional and to my satisfaction as always highly recommend them.
D

We have five vehicles that are serviced at Debbie's Auto. The staff is polite, efficient and knowledgeable. Major repairs are always discussed and options made available. Regular maintenance is efficient and uneventful.
W

5 Stars!
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