With the Midwest and eastern states smothered in snow and accosted by abnormally frigid temperatures, this winter has been uncommonly excruciating for people in the Northern U.S. Given the brutal weather, tires are a surprisingly appropriate subject for discussion. Continue Reading...
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It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that colder weather hurts fuel economy, but you might be surprised to learn how steep the penalties can be. Continue Reading...
Traction is important; it’s the difference between moving forward and sitting still. Without any friction between your vehicle’s tires and the road surface you’d never make it to work in the morning, let alone to that Grand Funk Railroad concert on Saturday night. Continue Reading...
Returning for 2013, Porsche will offer its Camp4 Canada driving program to give brand enthusiasts a winter performance driving course that will exhibit its latest sports cars. Continue Reading...
Teen drivers need to be extra vigilant on the roads – especially in winter. This isn’t just about distracted driving… it’s also about staying on top of proper car maintenance at a time when roads are at its worst. According to a Consumer Reports survey, 40 percent of drivers postpone car maintenance or repairs, and… Continue Reading...
Where does a 3,472-pound bull run? On sheet of ice, of course — what was your answer, Pamplona? Maybe we should clarify, though the pictures in our gallery probably do plenty of talking. The Lamborghini Academy offers a winter driving event that costs a little more than $7,800. For that price, you get a two-night stay in… Continue Reading...
It can’t be said enough: winter tires and careful driving are the only way to stay safe while travelling on snow and ice. Even the best driver will ultimately fail to predict obstacles in some scenarios on the road, which is exactly what happened here. A Russian motorist, or at least a motorist who speaks… Continue Reading...
Some cars handle better than others in snow and as high-performance beasts go, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII is certainly among the best. The Evo, as it is commonly called by enthusiasts, is a lot like the Subaru WRX STi. They’re both beefed up rally versions of their manufacturer’s humdrum sedans. Stiff suspension, power-a-plenty and… Continue Reading...
Ferrari will offer a special winter driving course in Aspen, Colorado, with the goal of elevating driver skill and enhancing appreciation for the all-season FF GT, which hits dealerships this fall. The program stems from the “Pilota on Ice” program recently offered in Italy, and the all-new and all-wheel drive FF will be the star… Continue Reading...
You’re getting pummelled by snow and a wimpy snow brush just isn’t going to get all that ice and white stuff off your vehicle. It’s time to call in the Snowdozer. A serious windshield brush/scraper combo, the Snowdozer takes all the snow and ice of your car a lot easier then the conventional brushes. It… Continue Reading...
Winter, why aren’t you over yet? For drivers, winter is the slowest season of them all. As soon as the snow starts to fall from the sky, you can count on traffic jams until April. We’re late for work, our knuckles turn white from grabbing the steering wheel too tight and people forget that snow… Continue Reading...
Of all the automakers that offer winter driving schools, Lotus seems like the worst fit. With their famous British reliability and bare metal cabin surfaces, the prospect of driving a Lotus in freezing temperatures strikes us as a task fit for British masochists like Max Mosley. But with Lotus’ re-branding, a new emphasis on the… Continue Reading...
A little snow on the ground shouldn’t mean that you pack your sports car away until the spring. And in Canada, Porsche is encouraging drivers to “Never Hibernate.” Starting this February, a fleet of 20 Porsche Caymans and 911 Carrera models can be found thumbing their noses at the snow on Canadian roads, putting to… Continue Reading...