Now’s the time to buy winter tires

Check that date. Yes, it’s the beginning of February and we’re telling you that you should buy winter tires now, even though we’re already halfway through the snowy season. 

If you’ve been contemplating winter tires for your car, this may very well be the best time to take advantage of clearance sales as tire retailers like Tire Rack are looking to clear out inventory. 

Tires take up a lot of space for retailers, Tire Rack Vice President Matt Edmonds told The Car Connection

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“We have several warehouses across the country,” Edmonds said. “But they fill up fast and we need to have room for seasonal products.”

Retailers aren’t just interested in clearing out space. Tire manufacturers redesign their winter tires about every four to five years on average, meaning that last year’s design may go on sale in January and February in anticipation of a

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