I'm posting to see if anyone has tips for the drive I'm taking to move from Dallas, Texas to Portland, Oregon. I'm planning to start the trip the last week of October or the first week of November. A friend from Oregon is coming down to help me with the drive and she's telling me I have to get all sorts of things for my small car.. chains, winter tires, etc. I've lived in Texas all my life so I know nothing about this.
Any feedback on weather conditions through Colorado? Tips on driving through passes in the winter? Routes to avoid? Do I really need to buy a new set of tires for the one-time drive? Tips on anything would be appreciated really.
Tenative route - 35 > 70 > 80 > 84
Car - 2008 Scion TC with stock tires
When - late October/early November
Stopping in Boulder, CO to visit some friends
Very limited experience driving in snow