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It is 10 degrees now (-12 C). I softly engaged the clutch and noticed the car wasn't moving. I tapped on the gas lightly and the car was trying to move, but couldn't. I finally gave it a lot of gas and there was a huge POP sound. When I park my car, I leave e-brake engaged.

Are brakes suppose to stick that bad in cold weather? The Pop sounded like a .45 Pistol!!
 

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Yeah frozen brakes can be pretty noisy when they pop free.
 

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Mine has been doing this for quite awhile now. If parked overnight, E-brake engaged, there's a pop sound that sounds like the E-brake is stuck.
 

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My E did this when new and still does sometimes when it rains. The more I use the hand brake the less it happens.

On my car it seems to be the rear brakes sticking.
 

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I am considering winter tires but I was wondering if I could get away with only buying 2 for the front since it is a front wheel drive car.

Lack of traction when I step on gas is my chief complaint. I drive appropriate for the conditions. Any thoughts if I can get away with this? Or is this WAY too unsafe?
 

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I am considering winter tires but I was wondering if I could get away with only buying 2 for the front since it is a front wheel drive car.

Lack of traction when I step on gas is my chief complaint. I drive appropriate for the conditions. Any thoughts if I can get away with this? Or is this WAY too unsafe?
I'd say 4 to be truly safe, but plenty on the topic of tires and winter here:
http://www.hyundai-forums.com/231-m...2013-elantra-hankook-tires-horrible-snow.html
 
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