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Hill's Auto Repair: Buy A New Set Of Winter Snow Tires

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Hill's Auto Repair: Buy A New Set Of Winter Snow Tires

Hill's Auto Repair: Buy A New Set Of Winter Snow Tires

At Hill's Auto Repair 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 Hill's Auto Repair today at 22829 Colton Point 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 301-769-2400 or stop by the Hill's Auto Repair at 22829 Colton Point Rd and let's chat about the winter snow tire that's right for your car.

What People Say About Us

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    , 11/30/2021

    In these unpredictable times, I was very pleased to see a masked man appear on my doorstep. The new pick up and deliver service is wonderful. My car was whisked back to their shop, thoroughly taken care of and returned swiftly to my driveway. Hill's Auto crew is professional, courteous, and invariably honest. I have been a customer for more than twenty years. What a treasure!

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    , 11/17/2021

    Hills is professional, fast, efficient, good quality work, knowledgeable mechanics. Jerry is a great business owner and Dave is great at the front desk.

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    , 11/11/2021

    Hill's consistently gives great service! Always friendly and attentive to our car maintenance and repair needs. Never trying to sell you what you don't need or want. Quick service turn-around, no surprises on the bill, always upfront on recommendations and options. Love you guys!

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    , 11/09/2021

    Hills staff are the best! I was on the road a day car started hesitating. I went by on the way they checked to see if there was a problem. Nothing showed up and on my way it started doing it again. I turned around and they took it for a test ride and an ignition coil failing. Good job

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    , 11/09/2021

    I enjoy going there.I'm happy with the service and they treat me like family. Any concerns with my cars, they are happy to assist.

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    , 11/08/2021

    I highly recommend Hill?s Auto. They did outstanding work on repairing my 1972 Buick which had not been driven for over 2 1/2 years. They compiled a full list of ?need to, should do and can wait? issues. They discussed each item with a recommendation for my final decision. They even hunted down replacement parts for my specific car like a replacement for a broken running light lens. Hill?s did excellent work and I thought their pricing was very fair.

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