I’ve just accepted a part time job delivering 200 or so daily newspapers over a 50 mile a day route & need some help making sure I take care of my car. I live in northwestern Vermont on a windblown island, and my first question has to do with snow tires.
My car: 2006 Honda Accord Coup with 100,000 miles. My driving patterns have been normal & I change my oil regularly, have a set of snow & all-season tires & repair anything that needs repairing. But this new activity will no doubt change the maintenance needs, so here are my questions:
Studded or regular snow tires or removable chains when needed? Given that the car is so low to the ground & that at 3am there will likely be snow drifts & hard to reach mailboxes
Would it be helpful to add anything to the gas?
I’ve heard that I may need to have the oil changed every 1,000 miles or so – does that sound right?
I’d appreciate hearing any thoughts on these questions or anything that I might have missed.