When you’re in the market for tires, there can be a lot to consider. There’s the obvious, like mileage rating, and price, then there might be other factors, such as seasonality, and even brand. One thing that may never cross your mind when selecting tires is something called tire siping.
Research has shown that a vehicle’s most effective braking power occurs immediately before losing traction. Tire siping gives your existing tire tread a little bit of a helping hand to allow for longer maximum brake power.
Drivers in Anchorage, Eagle River, or Wasilla, AK, and the surrounding areas trust the tire experts at Baltazar’s Tire Shop to assist with any tire needs. Since 2000, we’ve been singing the praises of tire siping. Give us a call at (907) 332-3893 with any questions.
Many passenger and light truck tires utilize something called siping. Tire siping involves cutting slices across the tire tread after the tire is manufactured to improve traction and open up grip.
Different terrains call for different types of siping. Some are designed to remove water from the tire tread, while other are specifically designed to grip snow and ice. These tough Alaska are a whole other animal, and you need the toughest traction available. Siping will not affect the performance of your tires in any way.
If you’re confused about whether tire siping is necessary, consider some of the benefits.
When you’re in the market for tires, it is a good rule of thumb to always inquire about siping, even if you don’t drive much, or don’t often encounter varying road conditions. With the brutal winter we had this year, you can probably recall a few instances where extra traction would have been helpful.
Regardless of the type of vehicle you own or the number of miles you drive each year, good tires are vital to your car’s performance, handling, and safety. Allow the tire experts at International Tire Center to help you select the right tires, with the perfect siping, for your needs. We are happy to compare tires and answer any questions you might have. Buying tires can be confusing enough. Why add another factor to the mix?
Contact us to learn more about tire siping today. We’re open Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m and Saturday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Stop by, or give us a call now at (907) 332-3893. We are the place for tire siping in Anchorage, AK.
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