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Ohio's extreme winter increases potholes and car repairs
Rough roads mean more alignments, damaged rims and damaged tires
Story by KELSEY LEYVA


 
David Bard, Ohio's district manager for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., says the bad weather has increased business substantially over the last few months.
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Ohio’s nasty winter has caused an increase in potholes and car repairs. David Bard is Ohio’s district manager for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. He says business has increased substantially over the last few months due to the bad weather.

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“We have some procrastinators out there that may want to just go the longest life on the tires. But I think with this winter, it started off strong and stayed strong throughout.”

Bard says he’s seen an increase in the number of alignments and damaged wheels and tires. He says he won’t be sure how much the winter weather affected business until the season is over.

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