Sorry, but you know it is, and there’s nothing anyone can do about it. What will you do to get you car ready? Do you have a year-round DD or do you enjoy a winter beater?
My ‘08 TL was battle tested last winter. This time around, am going to go with steelies over the stock alloys. Otherwise, just the usual: annual rust-proofing, install/balance winter tires (Conti EWC), install WeatherTech mats - and save up gas points for free underbody washes.