How & why landscapers need to prep tires for winter season

Updated Dec 7, 2017

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It’s not too late to consider a set of new tires for the company pickup.

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“It’s never too late to prepare your vehicle for winter,” says Steve Rohweder, Goodyear director of consumer tire technology. “Along with antifreeze and battery check-ups, inspection of your tire tread is especially important as we prepare for potential slippery road conditions.”

Rohweder recommends a set of winter tires for motorists in severe winter regions, or at least an inspection of the current tread level and tire condition for all drivers who expect to drive on wet, slick or snow-covered roads this winter.

He reminds motorists that the Farmers’ Almanac’s forecast last winter was largely on the mark. The heavy amounts of snow and the deep freeze felt by much of the northern U.S. and Canada last winter was predicted.

The weather formula of the Farmers’ Almanac is a closely guarded secret. It is prepared two years in advance and the forecasts are based on sunspots, planet position and the moon’s tidal action.

Editor’s Note: Bruce Smith is a Senior Editor at Randall-Reilly.

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