Michigan is cold as all hell. And if you’ve got an older vehicle that doesn’t have a remote start feature, and you don’t feel like freezing your butt off in a frostbite-inducing interior, the traditional solution is to quickly start your car up, and leave it idling for a bit. But in Michigan, one man received a $128…
Yes, March is nearly over, but believe it or not there’s plenty of places that are still very cold right now. That shouldn’t keep you off your bike. There’s something ultra-satisfying about the incredulous looks you get from people when you’re out riding your motorcycle in sub-freezing temperatures. They clearly think…
Since a lot of the country is about to be pummeled by snow and possibly die from overexposure to milk and bread, I figured this would be a good time to explore an interesting little phenomenon that lives at the intersection of cars and snow: those funny patterns snow makes when it lands on your car hood. What’s…
The Weather Channel just pulled off some weird 3D magic trick right there on the computer screen to prove how important it is to clear the snow and ice completely off of your car before driving. The future is informative and weird.
Today it is the elements that have fought back against our nation’s craftiest. I believe she has the strength to endure, as she always has.
If you live in the northeastern U.S., get ready. Old Man Winter has unleashed Winter Storm Niko, and Niko has just filled up a sock with snowballs with rocks at the center and is about to give the whole upper right corner of America a brutal, protracted beating. But that doesn’t mean you and your car have to just take…
I don’t know how many times I’ve had to listen to people explain that they need an all-wheel drive SUV because they live someplace where it snows in the winter. This rear-drive BMW 650i rally car laughs at those pansy-ass trucks.
This Subaru owner thought he was doing everything right. He had a nice all-wheel drive Forester, he was adjusting his tire pressures for better traction and he figured he was as ready for the snow as anyone could be. But the snow had other ideas and sent a van crashing into the side of his car.
People keep telling me there’s more to Canada than just Timbits and arctic wasteland, but then I see a snow plow truck get slammed by the fury of a stormy sea and I think yeah, no, the weather doesn’t mess around up there.
Just 18 hours before I had been sunning myself on a beach in Miami. But now, on precious little sleep, I found myself north of the Arctic Circle, frozen and staring at a gnarly, hulking, carbon-fiber-and-kevlar Dakar-racing Mini Countryman that cost over a million dollars. “What the hell am I doing here?” was the…
She wasn’t young anymore, but still elegant. And finally taking that breath of fresh air she’d been craving so long. When her big city shoes couldn’t keep up with the pace of her soul-searching she slipped, right into the arms of a strapping young cowboy. Could this be what she was looking for all along?
Utah DOT driver Terry Jacobson is miraculously alive after his highway plow truck got checked into oncoming traffic and off a cliff by a semi-truck trying to pass him.
Cold days suck. Sure. Cold days suck more when your car doesn’t have heat. You know what’s not a good solution to that? Putting a lit propane torch in your back seat.
If conditions aren’t warm enough for your summer tires, why not just attack the road with propane-fueled flames?
Last week the California Highway Patrol office up in snowy Truckee shared a photo of something I’d never seen before– snow traction devices that work like zip-ties. The cops used it to illustrate “what not to do” but the concept is actually pretty brilliant.
Anti-lock brakes are a godsend for everyday driving, but what happens when you’re driving on a snow-covered road this winter? Does ABS actually help you stop any better? Well, it does and it doesn’t. It turns out you do need some technique.
As the nation transitions from the “oh it’s cold now” stage of winter to the “shit just got real” stage, driving becomes a real challenge. We now face blinding blizzards, stinging ice and, in the case of Northern California, some rain.
Canadians. They’re the folks from “up there” who only take breaks from hockey and profuse apologies to laugh at us Americans for our inability to drive in snow. Today, it’s America’s turn to laugh.
If you’re like me, you’ve noticed that the dew on your outdoor sleeping litter has been getting more and more frozen in the mornings, and your daily claims of hypothermia have been getting more and more accurate. That’s because winter is coming, and with the coming of winter comes every freaking car website publishing…