Dealership or Indy Mechanic for the New-ish Car?

04.26.2016

Should you stick with your dealership or look for an independent mechanic? Pablo wants to know his options for his Avalon.

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Finding the Right Car for a Very Tall Teen

04.21.2016

What's a great first car for a teen who is well over six feet tall? Bubbe gets the answers she needs for her NBA-sized grandson.

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Will This Gasket Last to Infiniti and Beyond?

04.19.2016

Richard wants to know if that oil smell is a big deal or if it's just an infinitesimal leak from his Infiniti. 

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Wiped Out Wiper Stalk

04.14.2016

Gail needs a new wiper stalk for her faithful '94 Civic -- but can she find one without wiping out her wallet?

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Don't Get Me Started...or Stopped

04.12.2016

"Stop-Start" fuel saving systems are becoming more common. Don wants to know if there's a retrofit system for his '14 Forester or if the issue is a non-starter.

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Perpetual Motion Plug-In Possibility?

04.07.2016

Is a perpetual motion plug-in EV a possibility? Tony has a theory. 

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Automatic vs. Manual: the durability debate

04.05.2016

Is durability a big factor when choosing between an automatic or manual transmission? Mike wants to know before he grinds gears in a discussion with his wife.

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How Reliable is a Rebuilt Vintage V-8?

03.31.2016

Will a rebuilt V-8 keep the love alive in a relationship with a sweetheart vintage sedan? Or is heartbreak ahead? John gets the lowdown.

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Dear Car Talk

03.29.2016

Robert wants to know if it's worth the extra coin to stick with synthetic that the previous owner used, or go with dinosaur bone oil in his CRV. 

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What's the Best Way to Keep a Battery Charged?

03.24.2016

Marty has a GMC pickup that he rarely uses. What's the best way to keep the battery charged? 

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Can Car Talk Solve Marital Dispute About the AC?

03.22.2016

Bill and his wife had a car years ago that would overheat on steep grades if they ran the AC. They've upgraded their cars since then but now they disagree on whether they still have to use the heater on inclines. Who's side will Car Talk take? 

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Today: What's Wrong With Bonnie's Lincoln Navigator?

03.18.2016

The air suspension system on Bonnie's 2003 Lincoln Navigator seems to work fine until the weather gets cold. Can Car Talk diagnose the problem?

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Does Oil Leak Mean Engine Death For Sue's Subaru?

03.15.2016

Sue just changed the head gasket on her 2002 Subaru Forrester. Now it's leaking oil. What gives? 

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Diesel vs. Hybrid: Which Is Cleaner?

03.10.2016

Barbara has a 2006 VW Jetta diesel that she's considering replacing. Is a Prius a good choice for her? Car Talk's advice here.

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Today: Mary Misses Her Minivan!

03.08.2016

Mary's buying a new car and has narrowed it down  to the Dodge Journey, Subaru Forrester, Ford Escape, Mitsubishi Outlander, Toyota RAV4 or Honda CR-V. What would Car Talk recommend? 

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