Saturday, December 17

Snow-1 Car-0

Today Chicagoland got it's first snow. This is typically a happy event but I am a scrooge towards winter. Snow, ice, 10* weather, 20 layers and I'm still cold....not a fan!!!

So I left the house this morning bright and early (630am) for my womens group that meets twice a month and when I opened the front door...SNOW! About 1.5 inches and more was falling. Uhhh. Realizing that cleaning my car off would make me late I hauled some ass to get it done. Also not too thrilled I would be the one testing how the new car did in snow, I pressed on.

I was almost to my group and I turned into the parking lot at 5mph and slid...and slid...right into the curb. Thinking to myself "SHIT the car is brand f*ing new". I parked and stepped out to asses the damage.  I see a black tire where my hub cap used to be. I walked in to tell my group what happened and that I needed to go find my hub cap. I called D on my way back to the scene of the incident (aka across the parking lot). There it was, my sad little hub cap, right next to the curb!

Damn you snow!

After group I got a better look and magically the car body doesn't have a scratch but the hub cap didn't fair so well, it's cracked!

So call Mazda, order a new one...$59. WHAT THE HELL. For a plastic hub cap. Oh well it could have been worse.

Well winter you win this round!

10 comments:

Amanda said...

It most definitely COULD have been a lot worse! Perhaps it's time to look into some used (or gently loved) snow tires??? Glad you're okay!!

suburban prep said...

We got about that much snow too in the NW burbs of Chicago. I have not tested my new car yet in the snow. We are driving my husband's 2003 CR-V (which was my car before I bought an Equinox two months ago).
I like the snow and all but I don't like driving in it too much.

Adrienne Gomer said...

you can find the same hubcaps on e-bay for much less, don't pay the dealership price!

Tamara Nicole said...

Oh no! Yes I agree it could be worse. I'm kinda jealous you have snow, I want some!!! :-)

Happy holidays my friend!

xx
Tamara Nicole

The Rest is Still Unwritten said...

I'm jealous. It's 60 degrees here in Texas...

Classy Fab Sarah said...

I have a Jetta and my hub caps covers are $79 each. And I have cracked THREE running into curbs, the most recent one being last week. I think I'll wait till they all just crack off THEN I'll buy new ones. Stupid crap.

Hilary Lane said...

I don't know how you do it!! The thought of driving into the snow and having to deal with something like that, when you can't control it gives me the heebee jeebies!! I'm glad you're okay though!

Jen said...

What a BUMMER man!!!

Rebecca Bany said...

I've never even seen that much snow in real life.
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Bobbi said...

Go to RockAuto.com. My husband and I get all of our vehicle parts from there and the parts are SO cheap:) I love love reading your blog!!
Bobbi