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Spin Control: Smart All-Wheel-Drive Is Your Friend


A day of slipping and sliding at snowed-in Lime Rock Park in a Buick Envision demonstates the value of electronic stability control.

Cold Temperatures Freeze out a Hyundai Owner


When the temperatures plunge, David can't unlock his Hyundai using the remote. Moisture and shrinking wires could be the culprit.

Cow on hood of a car

Keep Those Pets Out of The Engine


Tips for keeping pets safe around cars in cold weather.

Difference between winter tires and regular tires

The Case for Winter Tires...On a Skating Rink!


Notre Dame's skating rink was the setting for a showdown between all-season and winter tires. Guess which ones won?

will pouring hot water on the windshield to remove snow and ice crack it

Can Windshield Glass Withstand Hot Water?


Mike's been using hot water to remove snow and ice from his windshield in freezing temps. Is he skating on thin ice?

2016 Volkswagen e-Golf

E-Golf Extended Test: Can It Hack a New York Winter?


Volkswagen -- the company -- has 99 problems, conservatively speaking. But VW’s electric car, that is to say the silk blue metallic e-Golf SEL premium we’ve been testing for the past eight months and 11,080 miles, isn’t one of them.  

Moose licking car

Spit and Polish!


Why did the moose lick the car? Our wildlife biologist explains. 

Winter Arrives: A History of Snow Plows, Winter Tires, and More

January is blowing a wintry blast across America, and it's time to think about snow removal--and driving on safe tires.
Winter car recommendations

Is Hyundai Elantra GT the Right Car for Winter?


Martin slid off the highway last winter and is worried that his 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT is not the right car for winter. What does Car Talk suggest?

Subaru Impreza has a cracked plastic bumper

To Fix or Not to Fix: The Plastic Bumper


Today: Car Talk hears from Kathy who scraped off a piece of her bumper on a icy snow bank in her driveway this past winter. The repair is expensive so she's wondering if it's necessary. Our advice, right here.


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