Dear Crabby, How do you Winterize a Car?

Dear Crabby, I'm from the South and I've Heard about Michigan Winters. How do you Winterize a Car? Charmed, I'm Sure, Belle of the South Well Belle, Let me tell you. You are definitely charmed to know me. And even more charmed to have me answer your question. Our winters can be mild or severe, and sometimes both in one week. You need to be ready! You could take your vehicle to a service station and let them check it for you, but they're so busy right now it may take days to … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Are Snow Tires a Good Idea?

Dear Crabby, I just Moved to Michigan from Georgia, Are Snow Tires a Good Idea? Thanks, Alice in Winterland   Dear Alice, For you, a southern bell where I'm sure one inch of snow will scare you, yes! And for everyone else, yes! I love my snow tires. They are so much easier now. We used to have more snow in Michigan and anyone who grew up in the Great Lakes State knows to be prepared for the winter season. While the year-after-year heavy snow winters of the 1970s seem to be on … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Is It Really Spring?

Dear Crabby, Is spring finally coming this weekend? Thanks, Shirley¬†Springer Dear Ms. Springer, Why yes, according to my At-A-Glance Calendar my wife got me so I wouldn't forget doctor appointments and plans with the grandkids, spring starts on Friday, March 20. Of course, as we all know, in Michigan the weather could change quickly and we could lapse back into Winter. The snow is all but gone here in the Rochester Area. Only small piles left from snow plows seem to be lingering. … [Read more...]