Florida Isn't Exactly the Snow Tire Capital of the World

Apparently Florida is a great place to "test" snow tires.

Fifty Goodyear Tire retailers “tired out” the company's new high end triple tread all-weather tire on a layer of snow up to 10 inches deep in Ft. Walton Beach.

The tests took place inside the McKinley Climatic Laboratory at Eglin Air Force Base. It’s a giant hanger where the military weather tests its equipment.

Goodyear Tire Company officials hope the test drives will inspire the dealers to go home sell the product.

It costs up to $30,000 a day to lease the McKinley Lab, so Goodyear also is testing some super secret tire products still under development.


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