winter driving

Colorado could make winter tires, AWD, or chains mandatory on Interstate 70
Colorado could make winter tires, AWD, or chains mandatory on Interstate 70

Motorists traveling through Colorado could face penalties this fall for traveling a section of Interstate 70 in winter without all-wheel drive, winter tires, or snow chains. The Colorado Sun reported Monday that a bill in the state would require drivers to have prepared for winter weather to travel...Read More»

Chevy Volt recharging on the street in Cambridge, MA   [photos: John C. Briggs]
Chicago tows about 50 cars from its streets every day

Thousands of Chicago residents have left their homes this winter to find their cars no longer where they parked them. The vehicles weren't stolen. City workers instead towed them from their spaces after deeming they were in the way. According to local CBS News affiliate CBS2, the city has towed on...Read More»

Waymo self-driving prototype
Waymo is teaching its self-driving cars how to handle Michigan's snow

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas...in Michigan, at least. That’s part of the reason is why Waymo is set to begin testing its self-driving vehicles in the in the Detroit area. Waymo’s CEO, John Krafcik, announced the news in a blog post on Thursday. In it, he said that...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»

Volvo on pothole - flickr user comedy_nose
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»

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»

winter driving  -  by flickr user Hey Paul
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»

Continental ContiSportContact tire on Cadillac CTS
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»

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