Snow-what to do with the car?

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  1. B_lrgeggs

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    Question for you northern guys/gals.
    Before an pending snowfall...is it better to keep your car in the garage...or to park it outside on the driveway so you don't have to clear
    that part of driveway which the car covers?...thanks

    PS: .,..are you cut or uncut? (not that I expect any correlation with the previous question):biggrin1:
     
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    Put it in the garage!....if you leave it outside,you'll have to clean it off and clean THAT snow off the driveway
     
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    Driveway, less snow to shovel! :cool:
     
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    Leave it in the garage, pull the covers over your head and have a snow day.
     
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    How far is the garage from the street? 20 to 30 feet is one thing, 100 or more is entirely different. If you can then park in the garage. Parking outside will keep from shoveling snow under the car but you still need to clear the area around the car and clean off the car~~it's very dangeroous to leave snow on the car, it comes off while you drive causing problems to the drivers in back of you and risking accidents for them. Driveway parking to avoid shoveling only works if you are 5 feeet from the street. An added benefit for parkiing in the garage is the car doesn't need to waste as much battery getting heated up as it does after a night out in the cold. If you have to shovel those few extra feet aren't going to do you in and if you can afford the house and car then you can afford the few extra dollars for a nice snow blower instead of shoveling which is especially good if the garage is 300 feet from the road which is what I had back in Manchester {New Hampshire}.
     
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    Definitly get it off the street. If you are parked along the street, and the snow plow comes past, they pack the snow under your car so tight. Even after it looks like you have it dug out you will still likely need a tow to get out. What we use to do was one car in the garage. Then move the other from the street to the drive leaving only half as much to shovel. Always get rid of the pile the plow leaves at the end of the drive, because it can be packed enough to lift your wheels off the ground. Again you will be looking at needing a tow.
     
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