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Best Auto Repair, Melissa

1917 Miller Rd Suite 107 Melissa, TX 75454

972-625-8324
(972-MAKTECH)
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972-625-8324 | 1917 Miller Rd Suite 107, Melissa, 75454

Maktech Fleet Solutions: Buy A New Set Of Winter Snow Tires

Maktech Fleet Solutions

Maktech Fleet Solutions: Buy A New Set Of Winter Snow Tires

At Maktech Fleet Solutions 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 Maktech Fleet Solutions today at 1917 Miller Rd Suite 107 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 972-625-8324 or stop by the Maktech Fleet Solutions at 1917 Miller Rd Suite 107 and let's chat about the winter snow tire that's right for your car.

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Testimonials

, 12/15/2020
I bought a school bus a year ago and brought it in to begin my personal routine maintenance, as I am converting it to a tiny home. We fixed a numerous amount of things (all of which were legit: oil change, filters, etc). And they informed me that it would be a good idea to do a coolant flush too, considering the coolant that was in it from the school district was for gasoline engines. I told them after I removed the back heater, I would. No need to buy extra coolant after all. I took it back the other day to get the coolant flush and slowly but surely I am replacing old, worn out parts. Every time I have come in, my experience has been nothing but top notch. They take their time, they explain what parts work with what and why they are important, and they teach me about my bus so I can give it the absolute best care. I stumbled upon this shop and I am so thankful I did. This is a mechanic you can trust.
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