Guest post written by my buddy Bernardo Graham

Since I upgraded our television package at http://www.direct.tv/direct-tv-dvr.html a while back, we get all of the local news channels now. I was watching the news the other morning and drinking coffee when the weatherman was talking about a lot of snow coming our way. The talk show ( that is local) that follows the news was talking about chains on your tires and how important is was to have a good set of chains. I was so totally confused. We are Southern transplants to the valley and have never really seen a lot of snow. I certainly have never even heard of putting chains on your tires. Apparently, in some times during the season, having chains on your wheels is required by law. I decided to check into getting chains. Since I plan on driving to the mountains and doing some skiing, I have to have them. I was shocked because a “good” set of chains, even used ones costs four hundred dollars! I guess that I won’t be heading up to the mountains unless I know for sure that the roads are good and clear and that we don’t need chains!