Archive for January, 2010

Toyota’s 2011 Avalon — It’s A Little Lax…

January 26th, 2010

Toyota's 2011 Avalon All right guys, what the heck is Toyota doing?  It’s like since they got burned by the recall, they are not coming out with cars that look almost like a Buick.  To me – Buicks are for the older crowd.

My grandma had one and really, I do not think that they should even come out with them anymore; however that seems to be where Toyota is moving onto with their less-than-inspiring Avalon.

To me – this is one car that kind of looks run of the mill.  Even though it is brand new, Toyota seems to be taking their cue from Buick … among other automakers.  Sorry Toyota, try again next time!

Snowy Roads + Driving = Hard!

January 2nd, 2010

best-new-cars-for-winter-drivingSo you are driving around in the wintertime and you have front-wheel drive and your rear wheels are skidding.  What do you do?  Personally – I freak out whenever this happens but I do have some neat tips and tricks that will absolutely assist you when you are dealing with rear wheel skidding in the snow.

First and foremost you want to take your foot off of the gas – steer the wheel in the direction you want the front wheels to go.  If your rear wheels are sliding left, steer left, if they are sliding right, steer right.  If your rear wheels start sliding the other way as you recover, ease the steering wheel toward that side. You might have to steer left and right a few times to get your vehicle completely under control.

Whenever you are dealing with snowy driving, you always want to make sure that you pump your brakes – this includes the time right here as well.  Rear wheel skidding is not the end of the world, but it can be scary.