Should Ken Get the Hybrid?

10.06.2015

Ken loves his old Highlander Hybrid, and is ready to replace it with another but he's not sure the cost justifies the gas savings right now. Car Talk's advice right here.

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What's Causing Car to Stay Cool?

10.01.2015

Catherine's 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee appears to be running cold. What does Car Talk suggest? Find out here.

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Josh's Engine is Misfiring and He's Got Questions.

09.29.2015

Boy does he have questions. What does it mean that cylinders are misfiring? And what is bank 1? And why is the check engine light flashing?Car Talk explains, right here.

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Can Car Talk Help Cheryl Get Some Sleep?

09.24.2015

Cheryl suspects that one of her neighbors has a malfunctioning car alarm. Every night it beeps about six times and wakes her and her husband up. Can Car Talk solve the mystery of the midnight beeping?

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Today: Fix for a Leaky Sunroof?

09.22.2015

Sharon replaced the leaky sunroof in her Toyota RAV4 two years ago. Now she's hearing water in the roof again. Can she dry out the roof? Or does Car Talk have a better idea? Find out.

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What's Causing Gas Smell at Stoplights?

09.17.2015

Dan's car is running just fine, but he's been noticing the smell of gasoline when idling at stoplights. The mechanic hasn't been able to replicate the problem. Car Talk's advice for detecting the source of the leak, right here.

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Today: Will Daily Garage Ramp Driving Wear Tires Unevenly?

09.15.2015

From the Department of Theoretical Automotive Physics, Rodney wonders if all the right turns he makes on his daily drive to the fifth floor of his work's parking garage will cause his tires to wear unevenly. Car Talk's answer here.

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Today: Acceptable Substitutions for Transmission Fluid?

09.10.2015

Marc wants to substitute tractor hydraulic fluid for the recommended Dextron trasmission fluid his car takes. Can Car Talk talk him out of this harebrained idea?

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So Hard to Say Goodbye . . .

09.08.2015

Phil wants Car Talk to help him preserve the life of his 1990 Ford Ranger, which leaks and burns oil, smells like coolant, and the chassis, shocks and gas lines are almost rusted through. Is Phil delusional?

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Did Outside Storage Cause Rotors to Warp?

09.03.2015

Galen's car was recalled for airbags and during the two-month wait for the repair, it sat outside the dealership. When he picked it up, he found his brake rotors were warped. Was exposure to the elements to blame? Car Talk thinks there's another explanation.

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Should Lee Replace Parts Before Long Trip?

09.01.2015

Lee's taking a cross-country road trip in a fifteen year old car. Does Car Talk recommend any preventative maintenance before the trip? Find out here.

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Today: What's the Advantage of Having Two Tailpipes?

08.27.2015

John remembers when cars had true dual exhaust systems. He wonders if today's two-tailpipe cars have any advantages over the single tailpipe variety. Car Talk's explanation here.

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Is LED in Device Charger Drawing Down the Battery?

08.25.2015

Alan unplugs all the chargers for his electronic gizmos when he parks overnight. Is he wasting his time? Car Talk explains how long it would take for an LED light to impact the battery, right here

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Today: What's Causing Engine to Rev?

08.20.2015

Howard's Honda Civic tends to rev at stoplights or stop sign. He's taken it to the dealer but they haven't been able to figure it out. What's going on? Car Talk's answer here.

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Rebuild or Replace: What's the Best Choice for an Older Car?

08.18.2015

Dear Car Talk: I recently inherited the car I spent my childhood washing. It has some problems...

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