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Studded Tires for Drivers

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KENNEWICK, Wa. -- Now that the first snow of the season has hit the Tri-Cities, studded tires are all the buzz.

Les Schwab tires said since it snowed this week, they're getting swarmed daily. They said everyone is wanting the tires that will keep them safe in this winter weather.

They offer all weather tires and chains, but studded tires are consistently the number one choice of customers.

One customer we talked to, Derek Krauser, was getting studded tires. He told us why, "I've seen the snow and it's kind of a realization that it's getting colder and a little more scary on the roads, so, I want to make sure my wife's safe with her traveling."

Les Schwab has upped their on-hand staff to ease up on the wait time for customers, which has gotten as long as four hours this week.

Workers say it's best to come in the morning, and to not put it off until the last minute.