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4th Street Auto & Tire: Buy A New Set Of Winter Snow Tires

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4th Street Auto & Tire: Buy A New Set Of Winter Snow Tires

4th Street Auto & Tire: Buy A New Set Of Winter Snow Tires

At 4th Street Auto & Tire 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 4th Street Auto & Tire today at 901 E 4th 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 562-612-3142 or stop by the 4th Street Auto & Tire at 901 E 4th St and let's chat about the winter snow tire that's right for your car.

What People Say About Us

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    , 12/05/2021

    Very professional. The did the job in a timely manner. Price was responsible.

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    , 12/03/2021

    4th Street Auto and Tire replaced my brake pads and rotors same day as long as I dropped off my car in the morning. Jake was super friendly, professional, knowledgeable and quick to help. He got me fair prices on labor and parts. Jake made the process very easy for me. I will definitely come back as long as I’m in Southern California.

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    , 11/27/2021

    The team at 4th Street Auto and Tire are excellent! I called at 11:30am for an inquiry on tire patching. They took care of it right away and I picked it up in no time. Thank you all for your speedy help and good vibes! :)

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    , 11/26/2021

    Great staff! They were able to fix my brakes for me the same day, reasonable prices, and they made me a really helpful list of other maintenance my car needed without pressuring me to have it done at the same time like a lot of places do to get you to spend more money. I will definitely be going back!

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    , 11/24/2021

    Well done!

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    , 11/15/2021

    The staff was very professional and efficient. Someone came out to greet and help me as soon as I pulled up. My tire was replaced and my tire light reset. I appreciate them resetting my tire light, the last place I went to did not know how. I will be going back for other services because I appreciate the good customer service!

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