winter driving

How To Survive A Snow Storm In Your Car
How To Survive A Snow Storm In Your Car

It’s every driver’s nightmare, and if you’re planning to travel alone or with the family at any time during the winter months, the potential of getting trapped and buried under deep snow should lead you to take precautions. But there’s more that’s involved in surviving...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Avalanche
New York City Pays Nearly $2M For Burials--Of A Chevy Avalanche, Among Others

Just so we're clear, New York City is not extreme coupon heaven. Its status as one of the most expensive cities is further justified in the year that's passed since 2010's post-Christmas blizzard. The city paid about $1 million per foot of snow. Specifically, 1,196 claims were filed against the Big...Read More»

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Tip: As Snow Melts And Potholes Emerge, Look Out For Vehicle Damage

This has been a particularly harsh winter—not just for people, but for vehicles. Even if you and your vehicle made it through the black ice, snow squalls, and white-outs mostly unscathed, don't forget to schedule a vehicle checkup with your mechanic—especially if your car has been...Read More»

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Survival Tips for a Winter Breakdown: Prepare For the Worst

You’ve traveled the same road for hundreds of times. You know every twist and turn like the multiplication tables you learned in grade school. What could possibly go wrong? When the calendar arrives at the winter months, roughly December to March, depending on geographic location, anything...Read More»

Toyota Prius in the snow
Survival Tips for a Winter Breakdown: Get Out the Map

Going on a road trip to visit relatives during the winter months, especially around Christmas, is something that many families plan to do this year. In fact, the AAA says that 90 percent of Americans will travel this holiday season – and most of them will be driving. The trip could be...Read More»

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Family Car Guide Survival Tips for a Winter Breakdown

Every winter without fail there are news accounts of drivers and their passengers, including whole families, stranded for days without food, water, with no cell phone coverage, no blankets – and no plan. Some manage to hang on until help arrives. Others aren’t so lucky. If there’s...Read More»

2011 Volvo S60
Family Car Guide's Best Winter-Weather Sedans, Part Two

Slogging through the slush and snow this winter is one thing if you’re outside with snowboots and the right outerwear. It’s another if you’re driving the family sedan and it’s not adequately equipped to deal with the snow, ice, sleet and dangerous driving conditions. In this...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Elantra
Today at High Gear Media: Elantra First Drive, Chrysler 300

The doubters can argue, but with the 2011 Hyundai Elantra coming out soon, it's hard to argue Civic and Corolla as default best buys. [TheCarConnection] The 2011 Chrysler 300 isn't quite ready for the first-drive circuit, but the details are gushing out--and so are the photos. [MotorAuthority]...Read More»

2010 Buick LaCrosse
Family Car Guide's Best Winter-Weather Sedans, Part One

Over the river and through the woods takes on a new meaning when the snow’s flying fast and furious. Families need a sure-footed vehicle to carry them along safely and securely. Not every household has a sport-utility vehicle or high-ground clearance quad-cab pickup that can easily navigate...Read More»

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Five Winter-Holiday Driving Tips From A Million-Miler

Stay alert, be patient, and be prepared. It's sage advice to keep in mind at every step as we head toward another busy holiday season. And as many of us soon hurriedly pack the family into the car and hit the crowded roads for Thanksgiving, it might take a lot of reminders to . Irv Gordon, a...Read More»

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Getting Ready For Winter Driving: Five Things To Remember

Leaves are falling, nights are cooler, and, in some parts of the country, it could be just a couple weeks until that first frost or surprise snowfall. It's time to get yourself and your vehicle ready. Cold snaps not only expose the weaknesses of dying batteries and balding tires; it's also when you...Read More»

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CR: Plenty Of Good High-Performance Tire Choices On A Budget

Many affordable new models today, like the MazdaSpeed3, Mini Cooper S, or Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart, offer handling and roadholding that's remarkably close to that of much more expensive sports cars. The catch is that they accomplish this with high-performance 'summer' tires that wear faster...Read More»

Toyota Prius in the snow
How To Maintain Control Of Your Car In The Snow

For those of you not fortunate enough to have settled in a tropical region, dealing with snow and ice is probably a part of life for at least one season each year. If you've found yourself in the ditch or on the median more than once, here are a few tips on how to keep yourself out of the winter...Read More»

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How To Shop for Winter Tires

Sliding around a little too much this winter? Investing in some good winter tires might seem like a pricey proposition, but it could pay off. Winter tires are usually more expensive than all-season radials, but since you'll only be using your winter treads for a few months a year, they'll last...Read More»

Driving on ice in Paignton, England
Safety Video: Why Driving On Ice Is Generally A Bad Idea

Ice Road Truckers do it for a living. Even Jeremy Clarkson and James May did it -- all the way to the freakin' North Pole. So why shouldn't you or I drive on ice? Because as this clip demonstrates, it's dangerous and it'll ruin your pants (not in the way you'd think). Consider it a safety reminder...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Camaro Early Production
Early Production 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS And LT Driven

Early production (as in a couple tweaks away from standard issue) 2010 Chevrolet Camaros have been delivered to lucky buyers Scott Settlemire, Cheryl Pilcher, and John Fitzpatrick. Their musclecars fresh from the Oshawa, Ontario assembly line, the proud new owners yielded their rides to the Camaro...Read More»

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