Winter Tire Performance; Are Online No-Haggle Car Services a Good Deal? | Talking Cars #276


With winter on its way, many people are asking: what are the benefits of winter tires vs. a set of all-seasons? The popularity of online, no-haggle car services like Carvana, CarMax, and CarSense has grown in recent months, but can you really get a good deal without visiting a car dealership and negotiating on price? We discuss using these services to buy a new or used car, as well as the high cost of replacement key fobs; the benefits of using premium fuel over regular in cars like the Volkswagen GTI and Mazda CX-9; the emergence of sometimes confusing electronic shifters from carmakers like BMW, Volvo, and Genesis; how CR awards points for standard advanced safety features, and if a Mazda6 is a good replacement for a dad who is losing his Acura TL to his teenage drivers.



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SHOW NOTES
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00:00 – Introduction
00:47 – Question #1: What are the benefits of winter tires vs. all-seasons?
05:45 – Question #2: Why key fobs are so expensive to replace?
10:08 – Question #3: Is it possible to get a good deal with no-haggle service like CarSense and CarMax?
13:57 – Question #4: What are the benefits of using premium fuel over regular?
16:26 – Question #5: Why car manufacturers are moving towards push-button shifters?
20:57 – Question #6: How does CR award points for safety features to various car models?
23:41 – Question #7: Is Mazda6 a good replacement for an Acura TL?

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https://www.consumerreports.org/coronavirus/coronavirus-covid-19-updates/

New All-Weather Tires Outperform Some Snow Tires
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JfEcVZvQEA

Consumer Reports 2016 Tire Top Picks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ofmriTaWL8

Getting your tires ready for winter
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hixD6srMlP0

Winter Driving Tips
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLtakpDFGtU

Essential Winter Driving Tips
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIWVRbr15ek

Prep Your Car for Winter
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3rczMZsN0g

How to Replace Your Car’s Key Fob
https://www.consumerreports.org/car-maintenance/how-to-replace-your-car-key-fob/

Does Car Buying Make Your Head Spin?
https://www.consumerreports.org/buying-a-car/does-car-buying-make-your-head-spin/

Regular Gas vs. Premium Gas
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdcPEk3ldzc

When It Comes to Gear Selectors, Drivers Prefer the Simplicity of Old-School Shifters
https://www.consumerreports.org/automotive-technology/car-gear-selector-satisfaction-survey/

Best Car Safety Features
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46trYHfg5-k

Two Advanced Safety Features Every Cr Should Have
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8H5s6WvOUeo

2018 Mazda6 Quick Drive
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dANxqmrKcnc

2017 Audi A4 Quick Drive
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khXQj4tCxxI

2017 Honda Civic Si
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyKF6jsVIug

2018 LA Auto Show: 2019 Mazda3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRfZ-oO3qpM

2015 Volkswagen GTI first drive
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVL-IczHyl8


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