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Dik Hz
Feb 22, 2004

Fun with Science



His Divine Shadow posted:

The worst part about winter and car health is the salting of the roads. I think they're too quick to salt the roads here. I'd rather drive on a nice snowy road, possibly sanded, than wet slush, since I got winter tyres. Anyway that's countered by washing the car if given the chance.
The issue with that is that the nice snowy road turns to ice after a couple cars drive over it.

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Dik Hz
Feb 22, 2004

Fun with Science



His Divine Shadow posted:

Yes when it gets real cold here, not even salt will keep it off and the road gets a layer of compacted snow, not quite ice IMO. I like it to be honest, my ideal winter driving conditions. The roads are graveled instead and the car is nice and clean and traction with winter tyres is just fine. I mostly drive on country roads and not in cities, where I think they salt until everything melts.
what? A couple car passes and compacted snow turns to ice. There is no traction to be had. Even with winter tires.

Dik Hz
Feb 22, 2004

Fun with Science



Applebees Appetizer posted:

You're not going to like it because Winter weather sucks. The freezing rear end cold sucks. The snow is neat at first but then it sucks. Ice sucks. Slush sucks. Putting on and taking off layers constantly sucks. Your nose running all over your face sucks. Waiting for a car to warm up sucks. I could go on.

If you just go into it knowing it's going to suck you'll be fine, good luck
For me, the worst part of living somewhere really cold/snowy (please note, I love living such places) is the early spring. You'll get a nice thaw in March and you'll get all optimistic. And then you get two more months of gray and slush and cold. Next thing you know it's the fishing opener in May and you're chipping ice out of the minnow bucket in a futile endeavor because walleyes don't bite during a spring cold front. And you just want it to stay in the 50s during the day.

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