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539-217-1320 | 411 S Lincoln Ave
Suite E, Sand Springs, 74063

Ernie's Automotive Performance: Buy A New Set Of Winter Snow Tires

Ernie's Automotive Performance

Ernie's Automotive Performance: Buy A New Set Of Winter Snow Tires

At Ernie's Automotive Performance 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 Ernie's Automotive Performance today at 411 S Lincoln Ave
Suite E 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 539-217-1320 or stop by the Ernie's Automotive Performance at 411 S Lincoln Ave
Suite E and let's chat about the winter snow tire that's right for your car.


What Our Customers Are Saying

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Awesome places to have your car worked on.

, 12/13/2021

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Great place to take your car for service. The shop fix all types of car. Great service.

, 12/12/2021

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Very polite. Prompt service. Very clean.

, 12/08/2021

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I visited Ernie's automotive repair facility for the first time and had a great experience. Very professional and convenient. I highly recommend taking your vehicle there, you will not be disappointed.

, 12/06/2021

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They were honest and helpful, had a slight miscommunication about a diagnostic fee but they were very kind and quick to clear things up. Top notch will definitely go back!

, 07/23/2021

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Had a great experience with Ernie's, my car was under warranty through Carvana and Ernie's did all the legwork to get the work paid for, would recommend.

, 08/20/2021
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