Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Chicago suburbs
Re: The weather is messing with what little social life we have
Do you have snow tires for your car? Since I drive a small rear-wheel-drive sports car all year long, I swap tires in November and put Blizzaks (ice tires) on the car. It makes a HUGE difference, because you suddenly have tons more handling, traction, and stopping ability. It's like swapping your sneakers for winter boots to make it easier to get around outside. I've gotten snow tires for every car I've owned in the last ten years, and I will continue to do so for every car I own that's not four wheel drive. It's not too expensive, it's totally worth it for your peace of mind, and it certainly keeps you from being trapped in your home in the snow and ice. I can understand that many people simply want nothing to do with driving in lousy weather, but sometimes you get stuck in it or you simply have to get somewhere.
~Diana, happy mom to Fern and Fergie