This morning I decided to put chains on my VW Beetle before it started snowing again. I climbed up to the top of the driveway while it was still sunny. Although I was able to get them around the tires, I could tell when fastening the color coded connectors that I had done something wrong. I came back inside and watched a Youtube video demonstrating the correct technique.
The first one was of a man who was just kind of winging it. Different people attach them in different ways. I found a demonstration given by the manufacturer, which was much clearer and simpler. I made some notes, brought up a towel to lay on the asphalt to pad my knees, and put on a pair of leather gloves. I had ripped a hole in the thumb of my knit pair.
This time, it was a snap! Making sure that there were no kinks in the chains, and having the logo facing forward made all of the difference. Everything fit together perfectly, like the pieces of a puzzle.
My neighbor who has a cabin up in Big Bear suggested that I get a four wheel drive for my next car. They have a fancy, impressive new truck. "It's so much easier," she added. I like driving my little red 2002 Beetle, though. Those trucks are very expensive, and this car reminds me of my mom. It used to be hers.
I would rather stay debt free and save that money. The chains are phenomenal. They really latch on to the ice. I plan to keep this car forever. Because I walk so much...the mileage is very low. Chains it is, for me.
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