Warmer temperatures and longer days are here and in Massachusetts, we are looking forward to the summer season. From hikes, outdoor concerts, beaches, camping, and more there will be plenty more things to do in the Bay State in the coming months. Long in the rearview mirror are the short, frigid, icy days. Welcome, warm weather.

Per Massachusetts Law, Those Snow Tires Need to Come Off Soon

One thing you need to keep in mind is with April soon coming to an end, you'll need to get your snow tires removed from your vehicle if you haven't done so at this point. Failure to do so could result in a $50 fine which is not a fun way to celebrate the warmer weather. As many know, it is perfectly fine to have snow tires on your vehicle in Massachusetts but it has to be during the period of Nov. 1 through Apr. 30.

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Are There Other Issues with Having Your Snow Tires on Too Long? 

In Addition to the risk of getting fined by Massachusetts, installing snow tires on your car too early and removing them too late could be harmful to your vehicle. Here's some information about this as provided by AutoGuide.com:

...installing winter tires too early when temperatures are too high can cause the tire to overheat and be just as detrimental to both tire life and vehicle drivability as driving on an all-season tire in the winter. It is best to consult your local tire shop as to when they recommend swapping over your tires.

Needless to say, if you haven't had your snow tires removed at this point, get to your local auto/tire shop and check that duty off of your list. Safe travels.

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LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

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