Working Hours
  • Mon 7:00AM - 4:30PM
    Tue 7:00AM - 4:30PM
  • Wed 7:00AM - 4:30PM
    Thu 7:00AM - 4:30PM
  • Fri 7:00AM - 4:30PM
    Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed
settings

724-349-6996 | 97 Sexton Rd, Indiana, 15701

Hammill's Automotive: Buy A New Set Of Winter Snow Tires

Hammill's Automotive

Hammill's Automotive: Buy A New Set Of Winter Snow Tires

At Hammill's 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 Hammill's Automotive today at 97 Sexton 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 724-349-6996 or stop by the Hammill's Automotive at 97 Sexton Rd and let's chat about the winter snow tire that's right for your car.

What Our Customers Are Saying

reviewicon

Always a good experience

, 12/01/2021

reviewicon

Was very professional and very polite. Showed up when he said he would and was very reasonable with pricing. Will see use his service again. And also would refer others to him as well

, 11/27/2021

reviewicon

Eric and his team have always gone abovs and beyond for me and my family. Great garage great service

, 11/26/2021

reviewicon

Top notch service. Very efficient and friendly. Explains everything.

, 07/26/2021

reviewicon

Fast, friendly, reasonably priced repair. Replaced my engine... Fast! It was great

, 07/19/2021

reviewiconElectrical Services, near Indiana, PA

I have been going to Hammill's for 20+ years. Eric and his mechanics are top notch! They diagnose the problem quickly and fix it efficiently. I tend to drive my cars until the wheels fall off. The folks at Hammill's keep me on the road. They let me know when it is time to put it to pasture. I have recommended them many times to friends and family.

, 06/24/2021

  • Jasper
  • IDENTIFIX
  • NAPA
  • AAA Approved Auto Repair
  • Interstate Batteries
  • Repair Pal Certified
  • Car Care Aware
  • Call Us For Service: 724-349-6996