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Maria Meller

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This is not goodbye but a See you soon!

This has been an intresting few months. Snow storms from hell, weird sleet storms driving all over creation. From Martha's Vineyard to Nantucket. Adventures in the fall off roading, frequent rain storm…

Inspection time

Well its time for car inspection here in the Northeast.  Make sure everything is safe and secure, I had the mechanic check the tires specifically with this blog in mind. Deep treads, low rolling resist…

Musings of wanderlust

Another 200+ miles this in some widely different weather conditions. From hot to cold to rain and rain, it's been one crazy week. Had to drive to and from Boston a few times and I can say these tires h…

Road warrior

What a weird week, temperatures have changed wildly, with some rain and what we call in the northeast as a dusting. They say in New England you have three seasons fall winter and road construction well…

Weather woes

Sooooo the weather is been crazy and by crazy I mean bipolar. Temperatures in the 60s one day and snow the next. Fortunately, for me I have great tires. No matter what weather seems to hit these tires…

Quest across the frozen tundra

Well, the cold turned my parking lot into an iceskating rink, snow has piled up like mini Everests. So upon closer reading on the information on my tires these are designed specifically for the north a…

Traffic, The final frontier

Drove another 600 miles this week, lots of rain and even more traffic, also took a trip to the local mechanic, not tire related but I can in fact confirm that these tires still appear nearly new. As I'…

Icemud the new black ice

Like a fresh powedered doughnut the snow has come and gone, leaving us with something called icemud. Icemud is a uniquely slick patch that is frozen mud, that when you try to gain traction will peel la…

Winter times have arrived

Well folks finally got that snow. Little dribs and drabs mostly but its here. Despite very low traction conditions I haven't had to use my four wheel drive. We've had allot of ice here as well and I ca…

Wintry Road Trips

  So we instead of just rain we got rain sleet slush, called apparently wintry mix. Roads were slick, traffic was a nightmare and I had 200 miles to go. Multiple puddles, slushy roads it was like tho…

Santa is going to need a flatboat this Christmas...

Well folks certainly not a white christmas here. More rain like allot more. Several roads where shutdown due to flooding. Thankfully my Nokian tires have yet to let me down, as far as water goes these…

Floating to a Galaxy near you

Well folks still no snow but you may have guessed it more rain. Seems here in Rhode Island we have plenty of two things, rain and potholes. This weeks adventure brought me  to the mall to see the new S…

Puddles you can swim in

As of late all it seems to do down here in RI is rain. The tires have delt with it all in stride so far no hydro planning even in near deluge conditions. Something else Ive noticed about these great ti…

Turkey hunting

Its been a crazy busy week here, getting groceries, going to see friends and family, not to mention finding the ever elusive perfect turkey. Four super markets, and several trips later we found it. The…

Rainy days

Lots of rain this week including some minor flooding. Drove my car through most of it, including some large puddles and deep potholes. No noticable hydropla ning, and only minimal drag from the wat…

City Driving

Lots of city driving this week. Mostly small errands and to and from work. Did have a little bit of rain and tires have been true to form so far skidless and keeping me glued to the road. I did notice…

Halloween huntings

When to several fall festivities this week. Several of these included off road over sand, gravel and lastly mud. Despite taking this a modered speeds, these tires never slipped or slided. Drove through…

Great drive

Drove these tires over 300 miles this week. With 2 days of rain, tires still handle great and I had no issues with slipping on the road. Allows me to take corners without reducing my speed too much. So…

Great handling

I was super excited when i got my tired via Fedex last week, I immediately had my mechanic put them on in my '04 Jeep Liberty, they look sooo pretty!!!! I went to visit my friend in Methuen MA, about…