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Winter Weather Heading Your Way? Read This Before Heading Out

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Snow and ice have descended on much of the country as Old Man Winter gets grumpy again. Before things get too frosty, take a minute to check out Cars.com’s winter driving tips and safety advice. We have a flurry (pun totally intended) of content for you with articles on ownership, preparedness and shopping advice for when the weather turns cold enough to stick your tongue to a pole (not recommended).

Related: Winter Driving Tips and Safety Advice

Need to know whether to warm up your car in the winter? (Short answer: Usually not.) How to free it from a snowbank or ice patch? (Create a rocking momentum, among other things.) What happens with tire pressure? (It falls, but there’s more to the story.) Advice on some winter-friendly cars to buy next time you’re shopping? (Not all of them are SUVs.)

We’ve checked all of those boxes, and we have even more articles about winter car care and cold-weather preparedness.

And for electric-vehicle drivers, check out our EV winter-ownership page as all-electrics may be feeling the sting more than other types of vehicles due to battery and charging issues that come up when temps drop.

See our stories below:

Why Do Cars Stall in Cold Weather?

Why Do Cars Get Worse Fuel Economy in Cold Weather?

How to Free Your Car From a Snowbank or Ice Patch

Should You Warm Up Your Car in the Winter?

How to Safely Remove Snow and Ice From Your Car

Tips for Starting Your Car in Subzero Weather

Why Do My Tires Lose Pressure in Cold Weather?

Why Do My Car’s Windows Fog Up?

How to Survive Winter With Rear-Wheel Drive

Tips for Washing Your Car in the Winter

How to Remove Salt Stains From Your Floor Mats

Be Prepared for the Worst With a Car Emergency Kit

Winter Is Coming: 7 Great Cars for Snow Driving

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