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402-333-9999 | 1307 S 120th St, Omaha, 68144

Jensen Service & Diagnostic: Buy A New Set Of Winter Snow Tires

Jensen Service & Diagnostic

Jensen Service & Diagnostic: Buy A New Set Of Winter Snow Tires

At Jensen Service & Diagnostic 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 Jensen Service & Diagnostic today at 1307 S 120th 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 402-333-9999 or stop by the Jensen Service & Diagnostic at 1307 S 120th 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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Had a heater problem. Explained the problems I was having. Diagnosis was done verbally. The parts were ordered and onsite before I had the vehicle there that morning. Same day service. Excellent customer service. Recommend them with highest quality and affordable service. Well done.

, 01/08/2022

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I took my truck to Jensen because my truck wouldn't start so I got it towed there. These guys are super respectful and honest. The inertia switch was tripped for the fuel pump. 250 bucks later back on the road, very pleased.

, 12/29/2021

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First time customer. Recently had a couple issues with my 2006 Silverado. I had an idea of what the issues where. Roger and me talked about it a bit. The techs put it on the rack and did pressure tests for the other issues. They fixed them. Didn't just throw parts at the issue. No crazy diagnostic fees. Straight forward, good service. I'll be back.

, 12/13/2021

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Everyone there was extremely helpful. The pricing was fair and clearly explained.

, 12/09/2021

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Phenomenal. We were traveling through Omaha when our alternator went out on our Suburban. The owners Mike amd Dave went out of their way to provide same day emergency service and even went the extra mile proving a ride back to my hotel. As a business owner myself, I know how difficult it can be to provide excellence and these guys nailed it.

, 09/30/2021

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I just can't say enough good things about Dave and Mike Jensen and their amazing team. A true generational family business with decades of experience (and we've been taking our cars there for a couple of those decades!), these guys are always honest and incredibly thorough. On one occasion, they researched the repair they were doing on my Buick and discovered an old service alert that meant I could possibly get reimbursed for some of the repair. They helped me submit the paperwork and remained available throughout the process until my refund was successfully processed. They didn't have to do that, I already paid them. But that's the kind of personal service and attentiveness you get from them. Highly recommend!

, 09/14/2021

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