Winter tire season in full swing

By Michael Boriero
Winter tire season in full swing

As folks begin to head to their local mechanics to switch out their summer tires for winter tires before the Dec. 1 deadline, garage owners noticed appointments were being booked earlier than usual this year.
According to Chartier Automobiles co-owner Dan Chartier, he has been hard at work changing his clients’ tires for a month now. Normally the tire change season ramps up around this time in mid-October. Chartier has a feeling motorists were nervous about material shortages again.
“People were shopping a little earlier. I think they were afraid of quantities and stuff like that. But actually the inventory is pretty good. I don’t know if it’s from the media that they get it in their heads that everything would be scarce again,” he told The Record in a phone interview.
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