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Depending on which part of the country you live in, winters may be warm, mild, moderate or downright brutal. Here on the East Coast they’re usually seasonably cold with moderate snowfall and a good share of sub-freezing temperature days and nights. That’s not to say that some winters aren’t fridgidly awful; last year, for example, we were absolutely inundated with snow and cold weather. Hopefully this year we’ll fare a bit better. As of this writing, so far, so good. Hope we didn’t jinx things by putting that in writing! We’re very aware that many (perhaps most?) Corvette owners don’t intentionally drive their Corvettes in inclement weather. Of course, if you’re already out in your ‘Vette and the weather takes a bad turn, there’s really not too much you can do about it except to tough it out and hope to make it to home or shelter safely. Last month we covered what you should do if you’re going to put your Corvette into storage for the winter, and hopefully you found this information useful. But then, there are the other Corvette owners who use their cars as daily drivers, and most of our staff members fall into this category. Some of us don’t have the luxury of parking/storing our Corvettes and using a “normal” car to get to work in. We know full-well what a “joy” it is to drive in snow, sleet and slush. And those of us with C5s and later Corvettes learned very early on that run-flat tires are like rolling banana peels on slippery surfaces, so conventional “inflatable” tires are on all of the later model ‘Vettes here that are in daily service.