Everything from shaving cream to leaf blowers can take a bite out of snowy travels.

Some people don’t mind winter time motoring, while others absolutely hate it. For those subjected to the cold and snow, many cars built in the last decade or so offer some measure of winter convenience features like heated mirrors, wiper blades, and so on. Still, there are many rides without such creature comforts, and even those with full-on winter packages can suffer in snow and ice just as much as your neighbor’s inexpensive compact runabout.

We’re here to tell you that, no matter which side of the snow-covered street you fall upon, life can be easier in the midst of a snow bomb, or snowpocalype, or whatever the latest onslaught of wintertime weather is called. These seven winter automotive hacks (and a few wise tips) are simple in practice, and they can ease your pain when the next arctic blast hits.


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