Busy weekend for changeover from snow tires

Many switch from snow tires to all-season tires in mid-April

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – An estimated 40% of western Massachusetts residents use snow tires, and many wait until the second week of April to have them changed over for the season.

Town Fair Tire in Chicopee expects to stay busy changing tires right through the weekend. Carol Bobbins of Chicopee hasn’t heard about this tradition, she just used her common sense.

“Well, I figured the snow was really going to be done, so early in the week, I called and made an appointment, because I had the day off, and I really think the snow is done. Look at today: beautiful!” Bobbins said.

Bobbins originally thought of changing tires a couple weeks ago, but she told 22News she is glad she waited until after the March storms.