Tire technology helps boost winter weather safety

November may have started with balmy days and temperatures in the upper 70s, but Old Man Winter appears here to stay as the calendar rolled over to December, and a sizable number of drivers in Western Pennsylvania are scheduling appointments to have their regular radials swapped out for snow tires.

“People who get up early in the morning and go out on the road, before salt trucks get out, or are headed to areas where they know they’ll need the extra tread? That’s where snow tires are really helpful,” said Rocco Sarno, vice president at Mar-Mac Tire Co. in New