Tag: winter

132 Posts

Caring for your car in winter weather
Feb 17, 2014

Cars and Cold Snaps: FAQs

Staff Blog

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.

winter driving tips

Dec 17, 2013

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

Jim Motavalli

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.

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Nov 26, 2013

Winter Driving Tips. From Mars.

Staff Blog

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


How many snow tires to buy
Oct 17, 2013

Preparing for Winter: Snow Tires for Sandrine

Dear Car Talk

Sandrine wants to get snow tires for her recently purchased Hyundai Elantra, but she's getting conflicting advice about how many tires she needs, and whether she should get them at all. Tom and Ray explain that while two used to be the norm, getting snow tires for all four wheels is now a better bet. More about how snow tires have improved and what it means for Sandrine, right here. 

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winter driving stress
Jan 13, 2017

The Trouble with Snow

Tom Bodett

Tom Bodett unveils middle aged men's true measure of winter: The Pucker Factor.


Feb 07, 2013

Winter Driving with the Pros: The South Pole

Staff Blog

What's the single most important winter driving tip from the Cargo and Logistics Department at the South Pole? Car Talk visits with the veteran crew that knows how to stay safe when driving conditions are extreme. 

winter safe driving tips

Feb 19, 2013

Winter Driving with the Pros: Mt. Washington

Staff Blog

What's winter driving like in the "Home of the World's Worst Weather"? Car Talk talks with Mike Pelchat, Park Manager at New Hampshire's Mount Washington State Park.

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Does tire size affect the odometer and speedometer
Jan 01, 2013

Old Snow Tires and New Math

Dear Car Talk

Paul traded in his Prius for a new one in the spring. His mechanic says it's safe to use his old snow tires, but since there's a tiny size difference, it will affect the accuracy of the odometer and speedometer. Paul thinks this will be a tough story to sell to the nice officer if he gets pulled over for speeding. Can Tom and Ray help him crunch the numbers or should he just "fuggedaboutit"?

winter snow tires

snow tires
Dec 06, 2012

Snow Tires

Tom Bodett

35/55 R18 100R VI/DM? Do you speak "winter snow tire"? Tom Bodett provides a translation-- well, sort of.

winter snow tires

which is safer for a mountain state resident a new subaru or an old jeep
Jun 21, 2012

Today: Which Car Is Safer For Winter Driving?

Dear Car Talk

Angela has her eye on a new Subaru Impreza but her husband thinks that her older Jeep Cherokee's size makes it a safer bet for winter driving. Can Tom and Ray resolve this marital dispute? 

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