Troubleshooting a Troublesome Fan

05.12.2016

Steve's got a Chrysler 300C with automatic temperature control--but the fan seems to be fading fast. What are his options?

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Classic or "Modern Classic" for a New Driver?

05.10.2016

Nancy's daughter wants a classic for her first car. How old can it be and still have some safety features?

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How to Check Locking Hubs for Binding

05.05.2016

Michael thinks the locking hubs on his Tacoma may be binding. Here's how to check them out before they check out.

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How to Check Locking Hubs for Binding

05.05.2016

Michael thinks the locking hubs on his Tacoma may be binding. Here's how to check them out before they check out.

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Is this "Millennial" Falcon a Safe Bet?

05.04.2016

Can an older car be upgraded to more modern safety standards? Ken's friend has his sights set on an older Ford Falcon. Is it family car material?

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A Slow-Shifting Skylark: A Lesson on Older Automatic Transmissions

04.28.2016

A sluggish transmission on a vintage car is a teachable moment on how old automatics work.

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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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