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Driving in Winter Weather Conditions


It doesn't take a snow storm for drivers to begin thinking about what they need for the 2012-2013 winter driving season. To help drivers prepare for this winter, Les Schwab Tire Centers provides free information resources on tires, chains and safe driving techniques.

“Using videos, brochures and the Internet, we have materials to help people access winter driving information in a way that is easiest for them,” said John Britton, President, Les Schwab Tire Centers. “This information complements the one-on-one advice we provide customers when they are in our stores.”

Two videos are on the company website at: The first video, on Winter Driving, provides information on how to select the right tires for traction under the diverse weather conditions experienced throughout the West. The second video demonstrates how to properly install tire chains. This information is especially important for drivers who travel mountain passes. Both videos are short, easy to understand and can be used by drivers who are looking for ways to improve safe driving in snow, ice and rainy winter weather.

About Les Schwab Tire Centers

Les Schwab Tire Centers ( is one of the leading independent tire dealers in the United States, with more than 6,600 employees and over 444 locations throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, California, Nevada, Colorado and Utah. The company has been recognized for its environmental and business practices through several awards including: a Milestone award from the Oregon Sustainability Board, Oregon Economic and Community Development Department, an Environmental Excellence award from the Association of Washington Business, an Integrity Counts award from the Northern Idaho Better Business Bureau, and a 2012 Top Workplace from the Oregonian.

Les Schwab Tire Centers
Jodie Hueske, 541-447-4136

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