Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Turner Valley, Alberta
Car Year: 2008
Car Model: Forester
Transmission: Auto Unfortunately
Even with worn down Geosquealers, I never bother shovelling my driveway.
I just run the car back and forth a few times until the snow is compacted.
Last year Toronto had some record snowfalls -- no problems.
The only thing I watch for is the windrow the city plow puts up; I don't blast through that in reverse. Likely the car would do it, but I'd rather not have to collect and remount bits from the exhaust system.
If you get really heavy snowfalls, think of chains. You can keep them in the car for when you really need them and the misery of putting the (expletives deleted) things on beats freezing sitting in the middle of nowhere. Don't have any in the Subie at the moment, but have used on 3-4 occasions on 2-wheel drive cars in 30+ years of driving.
Now if I was living in the sticks or having a need to be on back roads whatever the weather, chains would be more justified.
Last edited by rbf; 12-08-2008 at 10:14 AM.