Winter Prep: Do it Now

BMW snow plow
After the hottest summer in living memory and a weird, fickle fall, some steady winter weather is almost welcome here in Kansas City.  Yesterday, for example, it was 77 degrees before the sun came up, though it was about 35 when it went back down.  Very weird. Continue reading “Winter Prep: Do it Now”

A Word on Tire Chains

winter tire chainsAt first glance, it just doesn’t seem like a very good idea.  Why would you strap bits of metal to your tires and drive around like that?  But if you’ve ever used a set of tire chains, like the ones from our friends at Security Chain, you know they give you Abrams-like traction, and can be a definite safety feature during the snowy months.  Here’s a basic run-down on what they are, how they work, and how to make the most of them. Continue reading “A Word on Tire Chains”

Driving in a Winter Wonderland

driving in winterAs this winter shapes up to be one of the worst in recent memory, we find ourselves watching the forecast intently for the next storm.  In turn, we may be neglecting the one thing that takes the biggest beating during this time of the year: our vehicles. Driving in winter weather can have a significant negative impact on a poorly prepared vehicle.  We offer a few tips to help you get ready for the next blast of snow and ice. Continue reading “Driving in a Winter Wonderland”

Tire Chains: Choosing the Right Style

Tire Chains provide traction in some of the worst winter conditionsSnow chains–or tire chains–are chains or cables which can be fitted to the tires of vehicles to provide additional traction when driving through snow and ice.  They are available in a number of different sizes, configurations and styles.  They vary by ease of attachment, style of attachment and complexity of tire coverage. Continue reading “Tire Chains: Choosing the Right Style”