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Original Air Date: 12.13.2014
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This week on Car Talk, have Tom and Ray found a more productive way to settle their disagreements than, “You moron”? Find out as they differ over whether John should dump his family’s beloved Chevelle before its hyper-sensitive brakes send the family dental bills into seven figures.
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Is it OK to Disconnect the Battery for Eight Months?

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Vinnie has a Subaru Outback that he only uses for winter driving. He wonders if it's OK to disconnect the battery and leave it sitting for eight months out of the year. Car Talk's answer, right here. 

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