Tag: winter

125 Posts

Can a Fair Weather Prius Handle Boston Snow?
Jan 09, 2018

Can a Fair Weather Prius Handle Boston Snow?

Dear Car Talk

Fact or Fiction: Priuses don't function in cold weather.

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Subaru buried in snow
Jan 07, 2018

Seven Winter Driving Tips You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Before

Jim Motavalli

You know all about checking the antifreeze and properly inflating the tires. Here are some life lessons learned through bitter (cold) experience. Written with the thermometer at 9 degrees Fahrenheit.

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In Snow, All-Wheel Drive Beats Two-Wheel Drive
Dec 19, 2017

In Snow, All-Wheel Drive Beats Two-Wheel Drive

Dear Car Talk

No matter the type of drivetrain, your chances of finding traction increase with AWD.

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Should This Owner Say to Heck with This Tahoe?
Sep 05, 2017

Should This Owner Say "To Heck with This Tahoe"?

Dear Car Talk

The alarming noises this Tahoe makes while driving in snow may have a simple explanation.

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Are Modern Cars Hurt by Idling to Warm Up?
Jun 06, 2017

Are Modern Cars Hurt by Idling to Warm Up?

Dear Car Talk

Is it still a good idea to let a car idle to warm up in the winter, or can we move on?

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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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