TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – Whenever it snows your car tends to make some weird noises. Have you ever heard what sounds like stones rubbing against your tires?
That’s wheel well snow build up and it’s not pretty.
It’s bad enough your car doesn’t even look the same color with that nice layer of dirt after a winter event. But you also have to deal with snow and ice building on and under your car like cake frosting.
“It’s rough, I try to kick it off”, said Ryan All, ready for winter to end.
No, there is no real official name, but we’ve been calling them snow meteorites because you see them around town falling off cars before being kicked to the curb.
Not only do they add pain to your toes but they tend to freeze to the streets and parking lots creating a mine field to drive through.
“Well I do try to avoid them,” said Linda Duke, car scars from snow.
And sometimes you just can’t and they play a toll on your car
“I actually got a flat tire and went of the side of the road on 70. It wasn’t fun; I had to get my car towed.”
Sure for some of us, they can cause physical injury. So that is why Duke has another way to eliminate these meteors.
“Do you kick them off? How do you get rid of them? I park my car in the garage and let them melt.
A safe tactic, but showering the garage with dirty wet snow isn’t what Erin Henderson wants, “I just leave it and go; I just hope that it doesn’t leave a mess in the garage when I go”.
Meteor showers are something to see, but when they’re in the form of hard ice and snow stuck in your tire well, that’s more of a sight for sore eyes, and probably a sore foot.