Gary Wille's Auto & Tire Center: Buy A New Set Of Winter Snow Tires

Gary Wille's Auto & Tire Center


Gary Wille's Auto & Tire Center: Buy A New Set Of Winter Snow Tires

At Gary Wille's Auto & Tire Center 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 Gary Wille's Auto & Tire Center today at 320 N Burr Oak Ave 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 608-835-7339 or stop by the Gary Wille's Auto & Tire Center at 320 N Burr Oak Ave and let's chat about the winter snow tire that's right for your car.


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This was my first experience, and I was blown away! Service was scheduled for 10-12 a.m., and when they realized it would be longer than than that, provided me with a loaner. They also compensated me for the delay. I received a detailed report of what was checked out. The young men I dealt with were extremely friendly and kind. I knew if Tom Stoehr could trust them with his business, so could I. I now have my new mechanic and I couldn’t be happier! One more thing that's long overdue (because I can't figure out how to do a new review) . . . one day last summer, I showed up unannounced with my Can Am Spyder, as I needed the tire pressure reduced. They took care of it immediately and got me on my way. Can't beat the service, professionalism, and personal treatment that this business provides! Thank you!

, 11/24/2021

I have two service appointments to comment on, one with my wife's vehicle and the other with my vehicle. My wife's vehicle required maintenance and repair and we received a detailed explanation of what needed to be done, and why. We also received numerous photographs identifying the problems. The work was extensive and my wife was given a free loaner vehicle to use. The staff were very friendly, polite and professional. All services were completed in a timely manner. Very well done! My experience involved a routine oil change and tire rotation. I was also impressed with the friendly and professional manner in which staff interacted with me, and was very satisfied with the cost. I have also read the Code of Ethics posted on the web site and applaud the transparency and professionalism. I am happy to support a local family-owned business and will return soon for an additional service.

, 10/21/2021

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Great service and friendly employees. I will definitely be going back.

, 08/13/2021

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