Andersen's Foreign Car Service, LTD: Buy A New Set Of Winter Snow Tires

Andersen's Foreign Car Service, LTD


Andersen's Foreign Car Service, LTD: Buy A New Set Of Winter Snow Tires

At Andersen's Foreign Car Service, LTD 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 Andersen's Foreign Car Service, LTD today at 16289 W Colfax 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 303-278-8766 or stop by the Andersen's Foreign Car Service, LTD at 16289 W Colfax Ave and let's chat about the winter snow tire that's right for your car.


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Out 1995 850 GLT Volvo need an electrical part - no surprise - Volvo doesn't have it in stock and no Auto parts store has it either. Megan found one for us at a reasonable price and they installed it in a short time after it came in. Always pleased with the service from the Andersen's!!

, 11/29/2021

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So pleased to have found this place! They are easy to communicate with and I always get to talk to Kurt directly on the phone before I authorize any repairs. He will answer any questions, explain why something happened, what can wait and what can't and is very informative and respectful. We have been taking out 2007 Volvo XC70 here for about 2 years and recently had some brake problems with our 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee. I called several places and no one could get us in for months. My husband thought he'd ask Andersen's if they would look at our Jeep, even though it's not their specialty- they said yes and got us in for the next week. Jeep and Volvo are running smoothly, prices are fair- we are happy :)

, 11/27/2021

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I have been going to Andersen's for years, and there is a reason why: great service. It all started with my Volvo, and now they service my Mini. I would not trust anyone else with my cars. I knew I had the right place when Kurt knew all about the idiosyncrasies of my Volvo and my Mini's touchy computer system. Thank you Kurt, Karl and Megan and everyone else at Andersen's for the years of superb service you have given me.

, 11/04/2021

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