#275 2021 Acura TLX First Impressions; Winter Tires; Motor Oil 101

published 11 months ago by Consumer Reports

This week we share our first impressions of the 2021 Acura TLX sports sedan, and discuss whether it's size and performance gives it an edge over competitors like the BMW 3 and 5 Series (or even a Toyota Camry?!) We also provide options for exchanging out the all-season tires that come on a new car for something better suited to cold climates, like all-weather or winter tires. Our experts give advice on why a Ford Mustang GT might not be the best car for a new driver, and share some RWD alternatives; why bright DLRs (daytime running lights) might keep someone from turning on their headlights at night; and give a primer on everything you wanted to know about motor oil (but were afraid to ask!)     -----------------------------------   Have a question for our experts? Leave a comment on this episode, or reach out to us directly!   From your iOS device, iMessage us at TalkingCars@icloud.com to send a photo, video, or text directly to the Talking Cars team!   We love to feature our viewers on the show, so submit video questions at    Subscribe to Talking Cars on Spotify:      SHOW NOTES -----------------------------------   00:00 - Introduction 00:31 - Motor Oil 101  07:53 - 2021 Acura TLX First Impressions 15:09 - Question #1: Are drivers forgetting to turn on their headlights more and more these days? 17:36 - Question #2: What are the options for replacing OEM all-season tires for winter or all-weather tires? 21:01 - Question #3: Which AWD vehicles behave more like a rear-wheel drive?   ----------------------------------    Coronavirus Resource Hub   How to Safely Work on Your Car at Home   First Drive: 2021 Acura TLX Reborn With Performance in Mind   2015 Acura TLX Quick Drive   2017 BMW 330i Quick Drive   4K Review: 2017 BMW 5 Series Quick Drive   First Drive: 2021 Kia K5 Is Packed With Plenty of Tech and Turbo Power   Winter Driving Tips   Essential Winter Driving Tips   Prep Your Car for Winter   2020 Kia Telluride Quick Drive     -----------------------------------   Check out   for the latest reviews, tips, and recommendations and subscribe to our YouTube Channel: 

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