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GT Pit Stop Automotive Services: Buy A New Set Of Winter Snow Tires

GT Pit Stop Automotive Services: Buy A New Set Of Winter Snow Tires

At GT Pit Stop Automotive Services 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 GT Pit Stop Automotive Services today at 22115 Barton Rd 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 909-572-6122 or stop by the GT Pit Stop Automotive Services at 22115 Barton Rd and let's chat about the winter snow tire that's right for your car.

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    Sam and Carlos know how to run a business. Professional, great service and very helpful. 10/10
    , 05/28/2021

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    Shout out to my man Samuel Padilla over at GT Pit Stop in Grand Terrace for taking good care of my classic 560SL Roadster. They do great work and they are honest. Its very hard these days to find good honest mechanics, but Carlos does a great job and the prices are reasonable.
    , 05/28/2021

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    Excellent work! They do it all from fuel injectors, to gaskets, and from suspension lifts to exhaust work. Love this place. Sam is the man very respectful and trust worthy. This is my mew place for all my mechanic needs!
    , 05/28/2021

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    Carlos is very honest and service gets done quickly. He did a through check on my car to make sure he was accurate his diagnostics.
    , 05/28/2021

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    Very professional and great people & excellent customer service here thanks a lot Sam and Carlos
    , 05/28/2021

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    Honest and communicative mechanics. They are willing to help your every need. Carlos was very professional and understanding towards my situation and the work they did was quick and for a reasonable price. Highly recommend for all your vehicle needs. Hard to find a honest and reliable mechanic these days but as soon as they got to work on my car, they had my full trust.
    , 05/28/2021