A new Quebec law requiring winter tires on passenger vehicles by December 15 has meant booming business for tire dealers south of the border.
Tire dealers in the St. Albans area say they beat their Canadian counterparts on price and availability of a range of products, and that business from Canadians is picking up since last year.
Quebec authorities say a high number of winter traffic accidents involve vehicles without winter tires.
U.S. residents traveling north needn’t worry; the $200 to $300 fines for lacking winter tires won’t apply to visitors to the province.
Canadians coming south to buy tires say they can save more than $100 on a set of four.