And there is still time to buy winter / snow tires! Granted, the selection isn't what it was a month ago, or even a week ago for that matter.
Here's a little secret not a whole lot of people know about snow tires: they're actually manufactured during the spring! The tire manufacturers come up with a number of tires to produce based on many different factors that include previous year's sales. While everyone else is thinking warm thoughts, the tire manufacturers are gearing up for the cold again. The tires are made through the spring and summer, and we generally start to receive stock on them during September.
Where this becomes very important is that once the tire supply is gone...it's gone! The tires won't go back into production until springtime, so when we do run out, we are out. That's why we always recommend buying early before the snow falls. Don't get me wrong, we still have a lot of snow tires in stock, but the most popular tires in the most popular sizes have either run out already, or are very close.
If it's too late for you this year, remember this tip for next winter. Start thinking about snow before it happens, and that way you won't be left out in the cold! Check and see what we still have in stock for your vehicle.