Main theme: Be it a trend toward more do-it-yourself auto maintenance or reduced driving miles related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have received a number of questions related to engine oil. To help navigate the topic, we discuss all things oil—from what those oil designations mean to the benefits of synthetic oils to when to change it. Join us for Motor Oil 101.

Driven this week: 2021 Acura TLX

Audience Questions
• Are more people forgetting to turn their headlights on at night?
• Do dealers ever offer winter tires on a new car?
• Is there an all-wheel-drive sedan that feels more like a rear-wheel-drive model?

Talking Cars panelists Ryan Pszczolkowski, Jennifer Stockburger, and Gabe Shenhar.
Talking Cars panelists Ryan Pszczolkowski, Jennifer Stockburger, and Gabe Shenhar.

As with other “Talking Cars” episodes, this one is available free through Apple Podcasts. (Subscribe to the audio or video.) You’ll also find the audio on Spotify (log-in required) and video on YouTube.

• Ford’s Electric F-150, Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, episode 274
• Tesla Full Self-Driving, Chevrolet Tahoe, episode 273
• Jeep Grand Wagoneer, Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, episode 272
• Headlights, Car Batteries, and EVs, episode 271
• Audi Q7, episode 270


Have a Question?

We’d love to include it in a future show. Upload your video questions to our Dropbox folder. Please send high-definition (1920x1080) MP4 video files with high-quality audio. Or send an iMessage question to our TalkingCars@icloud.com account.