Snow Tires Only Help If It Snows
Putting on snow tires has become one of my family traditions, along with putting up the Christmas tree on the 2nd weekend of December.
After slipping around in our Honda Insight after the first small snowfall, we decided to buy a set of winter wheels for it. We slapped a pair of Bridgestone Blizzak MZ03s onto the wheels, following the Boyscout's motto: be prepared.
The weekend weather was warm and sunny, so putting the winter wheels on was not really an ordeal. In fact, it was fun. Especially since I got to use my friend's Mastercraft Nut Blaster to tear the nuts off the wheels. I felt like a Nascar or F-1 pit stop dude.
And similar to F-1 cars, the snow tires are super soft and a little sticky. But unlike F-1 cars, I have to drive for 4 months instead of 4 hours.
Most people are lucky if they can get two winter seasons out of a set. Since the tires actually last longer when they're in snow, I was really hoping for some snow, which is again, something quite different from the wishes of F-1 drivers.
But I should have seen this coming. our skies have been sunny and snow-free ever since I put the winter wheels on. Yes. Murphy's law has risen again and stabbed me in the face. I wonder if it would help to wear a belaclava.