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Winter, we're coming

My wife has accepted a post-doc position in the University of Wisconsin system with duration of around two years. Where exactly in Wisconsin is slightly up in the air, but no matter where we end up, we have a host of questions to ask about moving there and Wisconsin life in general. Once we know where we're actually going, we may have more questions about the area, but right now I think our biggest concern is winter. [more inside]
posted by LionIndex on Apr 29, 2014 - 78 answers

To snow tire or not to snow tire?

We're driving in snowy weather for the first time in our lives. Do we need snow tires, or is it better to just get a new set of all weathers if we are spending the money? Cars are a Corolla and a Focus.
posted by chaiminda on Jan 5, 2014 - 33 answers

Winter driving precautions in Chicago?

I just moved to Evanston, IL from North Carolina. It snowed about an inch today, and unlike what I'm used to, everything didn't shut down in panic. What do I need to know in order to make my driving commute a safe one? [more inside]
posted by Comrade_robot on Dec 8, 2013 - 41 answers

Help keep us on the road this winter!

Winter tire filter: Looking for new winter tires for a 4-door Pontiac Sunfire. [more inside]
posted by asnider on Oct 27, 2012 - 9 answers

Road trip from California to Chicago in late December. Are we crazy?

Is planning a late-December road trip from California to Chicago madness? Mr. Quince, our sweet pup, Lincoln, and I would like to take a road trip from Northern California to Chicago and back. We've done it several times taking I-80, but always during non-winter seasons. (more inside) [more inside]
posted by quince on Oct 23, 2012 - 13 answers

Driving around Detroit, MI

I have business in the Bloomfield Hills suburb of Detroit in a couple of weeks. Google Maps gives me two routes from the airport car rental to my destination with roughly the same travel time and a third that appears slightly longer. Which is best in terms of ease of navigation for a solo driving Detroit area newb, safe road conditions (especially if it snows), and likelihood that the travel time is accurate (i.e. not prone to massive unexpected delays)? [more inside]
posted by safetyfork on Nov 24, 2010 - 10 answers

I'm Driving Across The Country in November

How do I prepare for a drive across the country (probably on I-80) in early November? [more inside]
posted by JakeWalker on Oct 16, 2010 - 21 answers

Winter driving between, Grand Rapids, MI and Lansing, MI

Winter driving between, Grand Rapids, MI and Lansing, MI on I96; How good or bad does it get? [more inside]
posted by auqaluna on Oct 8, 2010 - 17 answers

Winterising my car

Is it safe for me to add methylated spirits to the screenwash reservoir on my car during this cold snap? Is there anything else I should or shouldn't use? [more inside]
posted by Solomon on Dec 21, 2009 - 10 answers

Moving In Wintertime

My wife and I are moving from NYC to Denver in the middle of January. We'll likely be shipping some stuff and then driving. I've never moved during the winter, so I'm looking for advice from people who have moved through snow or know of any issues getting to Denver around January. Best routes? [more inside]
posted by scrutiny on Oct 23, 2009 - 6 answers

Does electronic stability control help out in winter driving conditions?

Will I need electronic stability control for winter driving? Please help this California native and recent Texas resident decide on a car to buy before my first "real" winter in northern Illinois begins. [more inside]
posted by puritycontrol on Aug 18, 2009 - 26 answers

Winter tires in Denver: required or just recommended?

Do I really need winter tires in Denver? I lived in Chicago for 30 years and never bought winter tires. Granted, I was young and foolish for many of those years, but still. [more inside]
posted by FlamingBore on Dec 12, 2007 - 17 answers

Getting your car unstuck in the winter?

What are your best tricks for getting your car unstuck from snow on the side of the street? [more inside]
posted by drezdn on Dec 7, 2007 - 32 answers

maybe learning to drive is enough of a challenge?

Would I be crazy to take driving lessons/learn to drive during the winter (ie in the snow)? [more inside]
posted by hector horace on Nov 7, 2007 - 13 answers

Why does my street look white?

Why do roads take on a whitish-grey color in winter? And I don't mean because of snowfall. [more inside]
posted by padjet1 on Jan 22, 2007 - 20 answers

An Ounce of Prevention

It's getting cold out! Our Dodge Malibu, accustomed to the balmy climate of North Texas, now must navigate the chill of Western Washington! Oh, you know there's [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak on Nov 10, 2006 - 21 answers

Winter driving, cross-country

I'm driving from San Francisco to Toronto right before Christmas. I-80 is the most direct route. How are the winter driving conditions? Would I be better off with a more southern route? [more inside]
posted by PercussivePaul on Dec 12, 2005 - 14 answers

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