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VIDEO: We Climb Mount Washington in the Snow (in a nice, warm van)!

02.18.2015
Contributor Craig Fitzgerald examines the SnowCoach at New Hampshire's Mount Washington, a one-ton Chevy 15-passenger van equipped with four-wheel drive and snowmobile tracks.

Winter Tires: Here's Why You Need Them

01.30.2015
Remember when the first day of winter meant hauling out the snow tires? We've been fooled by "all-season radials" into thinking we don't need winter tires anymore, but who're we kidding?

Ten Tips for Avoiding an Interstate Pileup

01.23.2015
Car Talk guest blogger Jim Graham narrowly dodged being part of a 35-car pileup during a recent snow squall. How did he do it? See his 10 tips, right here.

A Wellspring of Misinformation!

12.26.2014
Today: Marc's dealership told him that if he wants to avoid getting stuck on ice in his front-wheel drive Nissan Altima, he should always make sure to park with his right tires on the dry pavement. Is this how front-wheel drive cars work, or does his dealer have his head up his differential? Car Talk explains, right here.

Phil vs. Wife: Who's Right About ABS?

06.05.2014
Phil wants Tom and Ray to weigh in on a difference of opinion between himself and his wife. Tom says you're not supposed to pump the brakes when you have an anti-lock braking system, but his wife says she heard on MythBusters that it's safe. Find out how anti-lock braking systems work, right here. 

Winter Driving with the Pros: Alta Ski Area

01.24.2014
We asked a driver who makes daily trips up and down the single most avalanche-prone road in North America for his best winter driving tip. What is it? (Other than, "Don't get buried!"?) Find out, right here.

Cars and Cold Snaps: FAQs

02.17.2014
How's your car holding up this winter? We’ve compiled some of Tom and Ray’s wisdom on the subject of getting your car started and keeping it going on frigid mornings.

Snow Patrol: All-Wheel Drive Won't Help Without Winter-Friendly Tires

12.17.2013
My 2014 BMW has AWD and traction control, but it slipped all over the road during the recent winter storm. Why? Blame the performance tires.

The Art of Ditch Diving

12.06.2013
Think you have what it takes to execute a truly great ditch dive? Think again. Tom Bodett separates the posers from the true artistes.

Winter Driving Tips. From Mars.

11.26.2013
That time of year again, time to prepare your car for...Martian winter?

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