It’s interesting how cars have certain things that they need during the changing of the seasons just as human beings do. When it gets cold you see us wearing thick jackets and double layers of clothes and thick boots and hats and scarves and the list can go on and on. Then summer time gets here and we wear practically nothing, depending on your sex of course.
For cars it’s kind of the same thing.
When it’s snowing outside you have to think about what you want to do and how to keep your car safe from the raging elements outside. And I don’t mean a California winter where the elements drop about 20 degrees and no one really notices, but I mean like a New York holiday winter time where the troops of trucks are far and beyond waiting for one snowflake to fall so they can spring to action.
But even with the changes that we make to the roads, we have to make sure that our cars are safe from those changes. A perfect example is salt…although salt is very good to keeping cars on the road instead of pealing out in the wrong directions, the salt is not good for the underside of the car. IT causes erosion. So one good thing about the winter is the salt and yet it is very, very bad for your car, especially those older vehicles. This is always one thing to be very considerate about and have checked regularly.
Another thing that we add to our cars is the inside “socks” if you will. We, as humans, wear thicker socks and big boots to keep our feet from getting dirty, wet, cold and helps us keep traction, well, cars need the same thing in certain conditions, and of course, in certain states. What I mean is chains. Some states like New York ban the use due to the damage the chains can do to the streets (again one good for a bad) but other states like California (in certain areas) require them. It’s almost a “you shall not pass without chains” kind of deal.
Other pieces to the winter puzzle is adding different kinds of carpet guards to the inside ofr the cars so when we do get in the car ultimately with the thicker socks and big boots, the carpets don’t get destroyed either.
If you are curious where to go to find these pieces, try these online classifieds.