(Toledo, OH) The sudden arrival into Northwest Ohio of a cold air mass from the Arctic meant the demise of the driver's side door handle to my 1995 Hyundai Accent. Given the fact that biterly cold winds followed last night's heavy rains, my doors were iced over.
I thought that I was applying gentle pressure in my efforts to free the door, but alas, the molded plastic handle snapped like a cheap matchstick.
The irony of this, however, was that I was preparing to take another vehicle to the repair shop for a door handle replacement (not weather-related). For the moment I am now the proud owner of two vehicles for which the normally effortless task of opening the driver's door is now a complicated, cross-vehicle excursion across motorized real estate.