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Snow tire wait from 4-8 hours in Spokane

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Workers scramble to supply the seasonal demand for snow tires. Workers scramble to supply the seasonal demand for snow tires.
SPOKANE, Wash. - Temperatures are dropping, and even though the official start of winter is still a few weeks away, you'll have a tough time getting your hands on one seasonal staple. If you've tried to get snow tires, you'll notice that rush has already started. At Perfection Tire, waiting customers get coffee, watch TV, and even take naps. 

But, through the doors that lead to the mechanics' shop, the pace is different. Workers scramble to supply the seasonal demand. Allen Phillips says his days are long and packed. In the last two weeks, he's clocked 150 hours. Normally a mechanic, the shop enlisted his help to change tires for the winter rush."We're normally busy," he explains while working, "But this is busier than normal."

These seasoned workers meet that challenge with a surprisingly good attitude. Joshua, one of the newer workers at Perfection Tire, talks about what goes on behind the scene, saying, "We get in groups to see who can be the fastest. We crack jokes, have fun,  make it a competition."



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