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541-752-3316 | 305 NW 2nd St, Corvallis, 97330

D & B Bear Service: Buy A New Set Of Winter Snow Tires

D & B Bear Service

D & B Bear Service: Buy A New Set Of Winter Snow Tires

At D & B Bear Service 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 D & B Bear Service today at 305 NW 2nd 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 541-752-3316 or stop by the D & B Bear Service at 305 NW 2nd St and let's chat about the winter snow tire that's right for your car.


What Our Customers Are Saying

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Our daughter is a student at OSU and her car broke down and we live 5 hours away, but they were very helpful when they called my daughter and worked closely with her in getting her car diagnosed (they spent all day diagnosing the issue and discovered it was a bad transmission). They treated my daughter with full respect and friendliness and we really appreciated how they treated my daughter during the stressful time. D & B Bear Service came highly recommended by the OSU Parent Group and we most definitely have become their customer for future car repairs while our daughter is a student at OSU.

, 01/25/2021

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I worked for and was service manager at D & B BEAR for 31 years and have recently changed careers. Owner Denny Rice is a one-of-a-kind suspension specialist & provides a great family-driven full-service shop that you can count on. Thank you for the time spent with you all.

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My parents have owned D & B Bear service for nearly 40 years. They pride themselves on being honest and always putting the customer first. They also have always offered friendly service. My father started working at his family's business when he was 12 years. His experience is something that you don't find that often. If you are looking for great, friendly, honest service, give Jack a call today.

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We discovered these guys from a person who sold us a used car. It was a '94 Honda they had been responsible for since it was new. I have been driving for 55 years and have used many repair shops in many cities. We have used these guys on many occasions in the last several years for all of our cars' repairs. I used to work on cars myself when I was young so I know when I am getting BS. These guys are very very good - the best I have ever had. Do yourself a favor and give them a shot.

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Great, friendly service. They kept me informed about the progress and estimates for the repairs they did throughout the day. I will always take my car back here as long as I live in Corvallis.

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They have done me right a couple times now by coming in with quotes under others, and never going over their own quote, and my truck has been great!

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