View Full Version : itching to pull the car out of winter storage

03-01-2012, 05:45 PM
the weathers getting nicer, days getting longer, and im am getting tired of driving the s10. everytime i step into the garage and see it sitting under the tarp i start daydreaming about being behind the wheel:drive:. lol when are you other northerners planning on pulling your cars out. winter lasts way to long

03-01-2012, 05:54 PM
a little. winters here arent bad but its still too cold for me.

03-01-2012, 10:02 PM
I usually wait until a few good rains come through and wash the salt off the roads towards the end of March or start of April.

03-01-2012, 10:07 PM
the roads have been salted here a total of 3 times this winter, i think. shocking for iowa. it rained pretty hard the other day so the roads here are good to go. ive just got to replace my window motors when i pull her out, the drivers side motor is dead and the passengers side is slow as shit. oh joy

03-01-2012, 10:29 PM
I agree with the above. I usually wait for a few good rains, but like GroundZ-28ero said, it has hardly snowed in our area this year. IT was a weird winter and I was even able to take my car out in January and not have to worry about snow or salt. Of course, hasn't ran since that day..


03-01-2012, 10:30 PM
We literally had no snow here for a month from January to February. I put my car on the road in the beginning February... Expecting the weather to cooperate and stay away. I drove my car for 2 days, then we just got snow and icy roads... And tons of salt. The weather has finally cleared and we've had multiple rainy days, so the roads are cleared of salt and I'm excited now. I'm taking my car back out tomorrow. Its supposed to be near 50 tomorrow, and near 60 some days next week.

03-01-2012, 10:41 PM
Was driving it in the 70*, sunny weather we had out here today. The Camaro in the sig is my daily driver and only car, but I do have trucks that I'm able to use if the roads get salty or the weather turns really bad. Haven't had to do that at all this season, been rolling it non-stop since April 2011 when I bought it, so I can't really complain.

03-01-2012, 11:05 PM
It was 65 here today..but I feel the pain, I'm waiting on parts.

and im am getting tired of driving the s10.

What's wrong with an S10..I drive the fuck out of mine..:lol:

03-02-2012, 04:34 AM
Get it out and drive it, life's too short.

03-02-2012, 12:36 PM
Im waiting til the end of March... average lows are generally above 32* by then so even if its shit weather it wont snow or freeze so they wont drop more salt.

03-02-2012, 01:42 PM
i know ill get mine out and it will snow 8in the next day. thats just how it works

03-02-2012, 03:00 PM
I covered mine and put it in storage mid November. It has hardly snowed here also, and the weather ended up being mostly fine during the two months I had it stored. So, I decided to take it back out in January and drive it when the weather was good. We got a pretty good snowfall about four days after I brought it back out, but since then I've gotten in a decent amount of good days to drive the car. Much more fun to drive than the Suburban, and getting the better gas mileage when I can is always a plus.

03-02-2012, 08:46 PM
I have to wait to June :(:cry::cry:

03-02-2012, 08:53 PM
Its been a mild winter in ct and iv been driving it about once or twice a wk.

03-02-2012, 10:27 PM
i know ill get mine out and it will snow 8in the next day. thats just how it works

That already happened to me. lol.

03-02-2012, 11:30 PM
I drove mine in the snow, I think you'll be fine.

03-02-2012, 11:36 PM
I am waiting till may. Mainly to save money so I can afford more mods.

03-02-2012, 11:44 PM
We had a few tornados touch down today. I think I'll drive mine tomorrow. lol

03-03-2012, 12:19 AM
damn winter

03-03-2012, 12:22 AM
We got close to 6 inches of snow yesterday so not for a while lol.

Its supposed to really warm up this week so I hope that Spring is near.

I have a small garage so I dont want to take it our until I can be sure that it is out for the year. Probably wait till the end of the month, maybe first week or two of April even.

03-03-2012, 07:57 AM
Going to get mine out to make sure all 6 gears are still working :)

03-05-2012, 09:47 PM
It's going to be 68 degrees here tomorrow, cars still covered up in the back of the garage.:(

03-05-2012, 09:55 PM
I'm hoping it's nice next week here in N. Indiana so I can do some detailing and drive it a little since I'm on Spring Break next week. We shall see what Indiana has up her sleeve since the weather can be 60 one day and snowing the next. How I love Indiana...*sarcasm*