Snowy road trip tip: Laminate the tire chain instructions
Have you ever tried to install tire chains while pulled over in a slushy turnout, with clumsy snow gloves (or numb fingers) and only a hazy sense of how to do it?
That was my husband and me on our last snowy drive. It was not a pretty sight. The mountain was pretty, but we...were not. After 15 curse-filled minutes spent dropping, crumpling, and ripping the flimsy tire chain installation instructions, we finally got the chains on, but it took another 10 minutes with the car heater on full blast for our hands to thaw.
Determined not to repeat that performance, once we returned home...
- I laid the still-damp installation instructions on a towel to dry.
- Once dry, I color photocopied the instructions, reducing them so they would fit inside a laminating pouch.
- I buzzed them through my laminator.
Now I have tire chain instructions that are waterproof, non-crumplable, and easy for gloved hands to hold. They even slide nicely into the tire chain carrying bag.
*Pats own back.*
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