Being native to the northeastern part of the US, the winter here is long and full of salt. As the cold salty roads approach, we all put our cars away for protection. But now it’s almost time to take our cars out again. Or is it?
This year’s winter felt like it had been one for the record books for most annoying. Our winters are not as severe as some other areas—this year we didn’t see any snow sticking past 2-3 feet— which may seem like a lot to those in warmer climates, but, trust me, it is not a lot. The New England winter likes to stick around just enough to dangle spring three inches from your face. With some days hitting the 60s in mid-February, we all thought spring was just around the corner but Mother Nature had other plans for us.
The winter months here can be deceiving, dropping temperatures into the single digits during what is supposed to be “spring” and keeping enough salt on the roads to leave most of us stranded to our mundane daily drivers. Even worse off are those without garage space to work.
Some enthusiasts choose to engage “winter mode” on their modified cars with winter wheels, tires, and ride height adjustments to avoid the dreaded daily driver type grandpa car. But when is it actually time to release your car from its winter tires or take it out of the garage?
Enthusiasts have theories as to when the salt is actually gone. Some say first rain in a higher temperature day, some say a time frame from the last salt. Although it may seem like overkill to some, salt in the northeast is not to be trifled with.Continue Reading