Midway Automotive: Buy A New Set Of Winter Snow Tires
At Midway Automotive 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 Midway Automotive today at 15696 W State Rd 27/70 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 715-865-2581 or stop by the Midway Automotive at 15696 W State Rd 27/70 and let's chat about the winter snow tire that's right for your car.
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I cannot say enough great things about Paul and Midway Automotive! I had a flat tire, limped into Midway and Paul took the time to look at my tire to see if it could be fixed. Unfortunately, it was not fixable and Paul did not have the tire I needed, but he put my spare on and gave me a few names to call to get a tire. In addition, he did some calling on his own to see if he could find a used tire for me! What a great guy! He did not have to do that, but went over and beyond to help! I would take my car or truck to Paul and trust him completely to do whatever I need! Midway is a little treasure in Stone Lake! No need to go to the bigger cities when Paul can help!
We found ourselves in need of an automotive shop to look at our car. Being from out of state, we contacted the nearest shop, Midway Automotive, Inc and hoped for the best. We were not disappointed. They got us in quickly, assessed the issue, and got us on our way the next morning; honest with what needed to be done and didn't overcharge us! I wish they were located where we live as I would take my cars to them every time! Thank you, Paul and your mechanics for a job well job.