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X-Pert Automotive: Buy A New Set Of Winter Snow Tires

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X-Pert Automotive: Buy A New Set Of Winter Snow Tires

X-Pert Automotive: Buy A New Set Of Winter Snow Tires

At X-Pert 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 X-Pert Automotive today at 16400 N Oracle 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 520-818-1780 or stop by the X-Pert Automotive at 16400 N Oracle Rd and let's chat about the winter snow tire that's right for your car.

What People Say About Us

Tucson
  • , 11/19/2021

    Warning light came on. Filled out appointment form at 9pm. 8:10am next morning received a call. Brought car in that day. They said they would get to it asap based on workload. Received a call next day stating what the problem was, repair options and pricing. Gave the go ahead. Another call about parts availabilities and when this was resolved. Next call was that vehicle was ready. Communications was the key to my high rating for them.

  • , 07/15/2021

    Excellent service at a reasonable price. Staff were all helpful and I had a ride to and from my home. Thank you.

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    , 06/08/2021

    Have gone to X-pert Automotive for 6 years. All technicians are highly trained on all makes of cars, owner is hands-on and honest. Shelley and Frankie are outstanding employees, friendly and efficient. All service is very thorough, but pricing is highly reasonable. Cannot say enough good things about their service and expertise. First time I have ever completely trusted this type of service.

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    , 04/28/2021

    Had to drop off my car before they opened...that was easy, as they have the lock box, envelopes, pen, all ready in place. Felt very comfortable leaving the car in their lot that morning. Contacted by the shop to let me know the status of the repair, and estimated time to be completed. Quality of the work was exceptional. Test driven three times to make sure everything was completed...they noticed one sound that was not there before, and repaired it at no cost...tightening of something... but no charge to take care of that issue. Overall, I am very impressed and satisfied that I have found a mechanic so close to SaddleBrooke Ranch, that I can rely on for years to come. You won't be disappointed.

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    Catalina, AZ
    , 07/29/2020

    I will always be loyal to these mechanic angels! Joe & his team are very professional & dedicated to their customers. High quality mechanics that are very honest. Thank you Joe! You are much appreciated!

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    Catalina, AZ

    I have been taking my car here for years and have always been pleased. The customer service is great and everyone is always very friendly. I appreciate that they take the time to explain the things I don't understand. They are very informative and not pushy, which is greatly appreciated.

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