Talking Cars 323: Your Questions About EV Charging, Cracked Windshields, and More

Plus, why can’t some cars use four-wheel drive at high speeds? And will gas go bad in a plug-in hybrid?

Main theme: It’s another all-questions episode. We tackle a wide variety of topics. Keep those questions coming to TalkingCars@icloud.com!

Audience Questions

  • What happens if you run out of power while driving an EV?
  • Why has my windshield cracked so often? Are windshields thinner, or do I just have bad luck?
  • Can I swivel the seats around in my new Kia Carnival minivan?
  • Should I leave four-wheel drive on when it’s raining even if the roads are clear?
  • Will deer be able to hear electric cars?
  • If I drive a plug-in hybrid Chrysler Pacifica and barely use the gas engine, should I add fuel stabilizer?
  • If all modern cars are getting better safety features, is it time to raise speed limits?
Talking Cars 323
“Talking Cars” panelists Emily Thomas, Keith Barry, and Alex Knizek.

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Keith Barry

Despite my love for quirky, old European sedans like the Renault Medallion, it's my passion to help others find a safe, reliable car that still puts a smile on their face—even if they're stuck in traffic. When I'm not behind the wheel or the keyboard, you can find me exploring a new city on foot or planning my next trip.