1. Am considering purchasing a Mercury Mariner hybrid. I ski in the Sierra Nevada Mountains a lot in the winter. How do the hybrids hold up in very cold weather and snow conditions?
2. If the car is an AWD or 4WD, do I put chains on the front or the back wheels?
3. Does the extended cold weather have a negative affect the battery pack?
Thank you. Mari Tustin
I found some answers to your questions.
1. It shouldn't matter where you live. When manufacturers make vehicles, they make them knowing they could/will be in many different areas of the country or world and experience all of those temperatures. There is a great site with all kinds of hybrid type info for you to look at:
(many more winter tire articles for you: http://www.tirerack.com/winter/tech/index.jsp)
I hope that helps you with your decision!
〉 Answered on Jan 27th, 2007 by Amy Mattinat, Owner and Author at Auto Craftsmen Ltd