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314-837-6250 | 14241 New Halls Ferry Road, Florissant, 63033

Ronsick's Auto Care: Buy A New Set Of Winter Snow Tires

Ronsick's Auto Care

Ronsick's Auto Care: Buy A New Set Of Winter Snow Tires

At Ronsick's Auto Care 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 Ronsick's Auto Care today at 14241 New Halls Ferry Road 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 314-837-6250 or stop by the Ronsick's Auto Care at 14241 New Halls Ferry Road and let's chat about the winter snow tire that's right for your car.


What Our Customers Are Saying

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Brought my vehicle in thinking I had a tie rod problem which would be expensive but thanks to Ronsicks Auto they checked out my vehicle and found it was not the tie rods but something different. They saved me $500 + in repairs. I like their honesty and prompt service. They have my business going forward. The staff is very professional and polite.

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Exceptional service! The team is very caring, attentive to detail, and cost if service is always reasonable price, The strong customer care culture is endorsed by all employees and is clearly demonstrated by the owner, Steve Sr and Jr. Thanks for caring!

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Had my car in for a state inspection and to find the source of a squeak in the rear of the car. I was told that a strut was the source of the noise & to take it back to whoever did the installation because it should still be under warranty. Very honest workers.

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Service was fast and the staff was super awesome! It's always nice to walk in and see Steve. I never fell pressured, service and recommended repairs are always explained. Any recommendations are given in a written estimate which is helpful. Thank you!

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