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    48 Summer St
    Fitchburg, MA 01420
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Absolute Auto Repair Center: Buy A New Set Of Winter Snow Tires

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  • Mon 8:00AM - 5:30PM
    Tue 8:00AM - 5:30PM
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    Thu 8:00AM - 5:30PM
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Absolute Auto Repair Center: Buy A New Set Of Winter Snow Tires

Absolute Auto Repair Center: Buy A New Set Of Winter Snow Tires

At Absolute Auto Repair 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 Absolute Auto Repair Center today at 48 Summer St 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 978-342-3100 or stop by the Absolute Auto Repair Center at 48 Summer St and let's chat about the winter snow tire that's right for your car.

What People Say About Us

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    , 11/24/2021

    Great reliable service fast and trustworthy

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    , 11/23/2021

    Very good customer service , speedy oil change! Didn't try to get me to purchase anything I didn't really need.

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    , 11/04/2021

    Service as always was GREAT, customer service with Scott is excellent and very friendly. I wouldn't go anywhere else, they are the BEST!

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    , 11/03/2021

    This will be the second time I have had to edit my review in about five years...Decent [core] group of mechanics. Yet I have been forced to go elsewhere for basic services like oil changes, etc. They refuse to schedule time for me, and require me to drop of my vehicle first thing so they can 'get to it when the lift is free.' I don't understand what is so hard about scheduling the lift for each customer, especially when I said I am willing to wait longer for my scheduled appointment. But not only does the drive through places do just as well with such services, but they are faster and cheaper. When I have a serious mechanical problem, I will still go to Absolute, but anything else is just too much hassle. They have lost me there.

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    , 10/31/2021

    Super quick and reliable! I walked in with a tire concern and they took care of me ASAP, was probably only waiting 15 min max. Thank you for all your help!

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    , 10/28/2021

    The good: Communication is great, service - no problem there, quick, and they know what they're doing. Also they do a good job explaining other issues that they see pop up, but without the pressure to try to get you to fix it with them immediately. The excellent: The mechanic that works there is very pleasant to talk to. I'm no pro at cars, but I try to understand what's going on, and he really takes the time to explain everything clearly. You can tell he's really passionate about his work and wants the best for his customers. The bad: There was a grease/oil stain left on the seat of my car. Party foul. But not a deal breaker. Overall I'll certainly be back. I liked the service. EDIT: they offered to take my car in and clean it up for me. They ended up taking my car to a detail shop and my car has never looked so clean! I'm very happy about it. Excellent customer service. 5/5

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