I know, I know, I'm going to be "that guy" and remind everyone that with it being November now, and the holidays fast approaching, so is that snow and other hassles that winter weather brings.

Just this morning, I got thinking about what I need to do to get my car ready for winter when I realized that fog on my windshield was actually a layer of frost.

Now, I would feel bad about bringing it up...but I don't. It's MICHIGAN for crying out loud, we know what we are in for.

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Winter Driving in Michigan

We don't need to sit here and explain to you why driving in a Michigan winter is kind of the worst...but we're going to.

There's drivers who go to fast and intimidate the drivers who are driving cautiously, there's drivers who drive TOO cautiously to the point it's dangerous for others, then there are people who just don't know how to take care of their vehicles in the winter months putting it and themselves at risk.

It's all just a big, hot mess and you would think we Michiganders would have it figured out by now yet every year it's like everyone's first winter EVER.

How to Prepare Your Car For Winter in Michigan

A lot of the reason people drive like idiots sometimes is that they just don't feel safe on the roads.

When my dad talks cars with me, he always says "you take care of it, it'll take care of you."

With that in mind, we compiled a list of tips to take with you to the roads that can help you feel better prepared for anything, be that keeping yourself safe and your vehicle:

12 Tips to Prepare Your Vehicle for a Michigan Winter

Michigan winters are brutal and are truly not for the weak. However, the smartest can also survive and thrive with these twelve tips to help be prepared for anything the winter winds gust your way.

What Do You Do to Prepare?

CLICK HERE for more tips from the Michigan Secretary of State for safe winter driving.

Is there anything not mentioned you do every year or keep in your car at all times in the winter?

Let us know!

Now let's hope gas prices take a bit more of a dip before then...here's what they've looked like over the years:

LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

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