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Today: When to Use Four-Wheel Drive

Claudine's daughter just got a used Honda CR-V, her first four-wheel drive, and Claudine wants to know how to get the best use out of it. Tom and Ray say her daughter picked the best kind of four-wheel drive--the automatic kind. Find out why this is safer in difficult conditions and more effective in everyday road driving, as well. 

Which is better for the frozen north: an SUV or a lower-riding car?

I am a doctor living in an area that typically can get 6 to 8 inches of snow on the ground at some point in the winter. Snow plows are not always out on the roads when I drive. For this reason...

Should it cost extra for an oil change, if your car is 4-wheel drive?

A few weeks ago, I stopped at Jiffy Lube for an oil change (I have a 2005 Kia Sportage, four-wheel drive, with 16,500 miles). I asked the man behind the counter for a price on an oil change. He said $24.95. And then...

Four-Wheel Drive: Full Time vs. Part Time

Larry test drove a four-wheel drive Jeep Liberty and thinks some of the stuff the salesman told him about part time and full time four-wheel drive was just plain wrong. Can Tom and Ray set the record straight?

Why are so many of the vehicles I see stuck in snowy weather SUVs?

I recently drove from Mississippi to Oklahoma to visit my family for Christmas I made my trip one day after a winter storm moved through the area I saw several vehicles off in the ditch which I presumed were accidents...

Can you recommend a vehicle that will be able to handle Lake Tahoe snow?

I recently moved to Lake Tahoe California to be with my fiance I drive an ' Dodge Colt which has been a great car but I believe I need something better suited to the ice and snow as well as...

When should I be engaging the 4WD on my Ford Explorer?

With winter driving conditions upon us I need to have a difference of opinion settled I have a four wheel drive Ford Explorer The four wheel drive should be a plus in hazardous driving conditions such as ice However whenever...

I have four wheels on my rear axle -- is that just as good as 4-wheel drive?

Please settle an argument in which I am embroiled My Dodge-chassis motorhome has dual rear wheels side by side I maintain that I thus have a four wheel drive vehicle in effect with as much traction as any garden-variety WD...

The meaning of 4x4.

I work as an engineer at one of the Big Three in Detroit and during a discussion with my engineering colleagues it was revealed that none of us knew what the numbers X means After debating we decided that the...

"All Wheel" versus "Four Wheel" drive.

My driveway is quite steep and I have an old beat-up four wheel drive truck that I use to get in and out of it in the winter when there's snow or ice on the ground I also have a...


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