Time for Snow Tires


K2's Ophelia Young, oyoung@k2tv.com:  

Today's weather is reminder for those of us who haven't done it...to change our tires. 

Plains tires on Wyoming Blvd. in Casper has already sold about 50 sets of snow tires this season.  

As Wyoming hosts one of the worst winters in the nation, Plains Tires says snow tires are particularly necessary here.  

Snow tires cost anywhere from $50 to $250 per tire.  They take 45 minutes to mount...but those are small costs compared to your life.  

And plus, snow tires can be used up to four or five seasons if taken care of--they need to have proper pressure, they need to be regularly rotated and they especially have to be taken off when weather gets warm.  

In Casper's case, that is in May.