Tag: winter

120 Posts

Smart traction control
Feb 03, 2017

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

Jim Motavalli

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

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Jan 17, 2017

Cold Temperatures Freeze out a Hyundai Owner

Dear Car Talk

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

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Keeping pets out of engine compartments
Jan 04, 2017

Keep Those Pets Out of The Engine

FIDO Blog

Tips for keeping pets safe around cars in cold weather.

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Difference between winter tires and regular tires
Oct 04, 2016

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

Jim Motavalli

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

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will pouring hot water on the windshield to remove snow and ice crack it
Aug 18, 2016

Can Windshield Glass Withstand Hot Water?

Dear Car Talk

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

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2016 Volkswagen e-Golf
Feb 17, 2016

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

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

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.  

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Moose licking car
Feb 08, 2016

Spit and Polish!

Kieran Lindsey

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

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Jan 20, 2016

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

Jim Motavalli

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

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Winter car recommendations
Dec 08, 2015

Is Hyundai Elantra GT the Right Car for Winter?

Dear Car Talk

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?

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Subaru Impreza has a cracked plastic bumper
Jun 16, 2015

To Fix or Not to Fix: The Plastic Bumper

Dear Car Talk

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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