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Tire Sales Soar

YAKIMA, Wash. - When the snow falls, tire sales rise.

That's according to Les Schwab tire manager Brian Geddes, who also says they're working on about 200 cars and trucks per day at their Yakima Avenue location.

However, they haven't had any problems with running out of certain winter tires. Geddes says the heavy amounts of snow in the valley does bring up their sales.

He also offers some advice for people who haven't gotten their tires changed for winter conditions.

"When you're trying to stop on compact snow and ice, the only effective way is to have a winter tire or a traction tire to do that for you when the weather gets bad," he said. "All-season tires will work, but not at the same level as far as braking."

Geddes says the average wait time is about an hour for people needing to get their tires changed.

However, it's not a very long wait compared to a month ago when the wait was about five hours.