November 1: Studded tires season begins

November 1: Studded tires season begins


START GETTING YOUR CAR READY FOR ICE AND SNOW. KEN: STARTING TODAY, YOU CAN PUT STUDDED TIRES ON YOUR CAR. WE SENT KOHR HARLAN TO FIND OUT WHAT ELSE YOU NEED TO DO. KOHR: IT HAS BEEN A COUPLE OF WINTERS OR SO SINCE WE HAVE HAD SAID SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL OR ICE THAT WOULD MAKE STUDDED SNOW TIRES A BIG DEAL. YOU NEVER KNOW, THIS YEAR COULD BRING WHAT WE HAVE BEEN MISSING FOR THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS. WE ARE HERE AT LES SCHWAB . THANKS FOR HAVING US HERE TODAY. A LOT OF PEOPLE SORT OF THE SPELL THIS NOTION OF STUDDED SNOW TIRES OF IT BEING TOO MUCH, DAMAGING THE ROADS, AND THEY DON’T HELP IN WINTER DRIVING. YOU SAY THAT’S NOT THE CASE. STUDDED TIRES ARE AN EXCELLENT OPTION FOR WINTER TRACTION. WE HAVE STUDDED TIRES AND ALSO THOSE THAT DO NOT HAVE STUDS. IT DEPENDS ON WHAT KIND OF DRIVING YOU ARE DOING, THE KIND OF CAR YOU HAVE, THAT IS WHY WE HAVE BOTH. KOHR: THESE ARE THE STUDDED VERSIONS HERE. THEY ALSO MAKE A STUDLESS T IRE HERE AS WELL, MADE FROM A DIFFERENT COMPOUND. A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT DESIGN, BUT WE CARRY BOTH. KOHR: DO YOU GET A LOT OF INQUIRIES ABOUT STUDDED SNOW TIRES? THIS TIME OF YEAR, EVERY DAY. KOHR: IT IS NOVEMBER 1, TIME TO START THINKING ABOUT WINTER DRIVING. NOT JUST IN THE RAIN, BUT WE DO GET SNOW AND ICE. MAYBE WE WILL GET SOME AND THESE STUDS WILL BE COMING BACK INTO BETTER FASHION. KEN: THANK YOU. IT IS THE SEASON. WE HAVE HAD SOME PRETTY MILD WINTERS LAST COUPLE YEARS. JENNY: I HAVE LIKED IT. I HOPE THAT KEEPS UP.

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