So let’s talk about shoveling. In particular, how to shovel out one’s car. Must you clear all snow from your vehicle? May you leave a pile on the roof of the car? Might there be strategic spots to cover first?
Growing up in Buffalo, where cars often become unrecognizable lumps of snow along the roads, I have cleared my share of windows. I remember seeing cars driving around with only the windows carved out for visibility. That, of course, poses the risk of an avalanche in mid-drive, blocking your front or rear window.
My method: clear the tailpipe; start the car; activate defrost buttons; clear headlights, tail lights, license plate, wipers, spray nozzles and mirrors. And windows. And the whole car, unless I’m being lazy.
Anyone care to share their own strategy?
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