Have you ever found the handles of your squeeze chute the hard way? You know the scene, you turn to grab a new tag and bash your head on the squeeze handle extending from the top of the chute. To minimize the danger, Martin Dawson of Belt, Mont., put old rubber radiator hoses over the handles on his squeeze chute.

"They are more comfortable in cold weather and there is less chance of injury if you are accidentally bumped with the handles," says Mr. Dawson.