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Last call to switch out your studded tires – before April 1!

Four car tires rolling on a snow-covered road. 3d illustration. Credit: iStock/laremenko.

WA drivers are running out of time to switch out their studded tires. Here’s the deadline

Be kind to the roads — and your wallet — by removing your studded tires on time

From The Tri-City Herald via MSN:

It’s that time of year again for Washington state drivers: Before April 1, people with studded tires on their vehicles must replace them with regular tires.

The last day to make the switch, which protects Washington state roads from damage, is March 31. If you don’t replace your tires by then, you could be fined $137.

Since the last legal day for studded tires falls on Easter Sunday this year, the Washington State Department of Transportation is recommending drivers get their tires changed early.

Studded tires are driven in harsh winter conditions to provide extra traction against the perils of snow and ice.


In Washington state, studded tires are legal between November 1 and March 31. Outside those dates, the Washington State Patrol can ticket drivers with studded tires, even if it’s visitors from out of the state.

Posted by Steve on March 28, 2024 at 1:01 am | Permalink

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