What Really Happens When You Put Diesel in a Gas Car?

01.26.2016

What's the worst that can happen to your car if you mix up the diesel and the gasoline? And does this happen a lot? Car Talk has the answer, here.

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Gas Myths: How Close to Empty is it Safe to Get?

01.21.2016

Today: It used to be that we were told to keep our gas tanks at least half-full to prevent water condensation. Is this still true?

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Mechanic vs. Manual: When's the Right Time to Change Fluids?

01.19.2016

Leroy can't get a straight answer on when to change the transmission fluids in his older cars. Can Car Talk set the record straight? 

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Nadine's Motorhome is Running Hot: Can Car Talk Help?

01.14.2016

Nadine's 2002 Class C Motorhome runs fine, but produces so much heat on the passenger side that it's uncomfortable to ride in, even with the AC on full blast. What does Car Talk suggest? 

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Pontiac Vibe Won't Start on Flat Grade

01.12.2016

What's going on with the clutch on the '06 Pontiac Vibe? 

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What's the Point of an On/Off Switch Anymore?

01.07.2016

Rachel's car has automatic headlights, and it got her wondering about the point of the on/off switch. Is this feature outdated? Car Talk's take, right here.

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What's Normal for New Ford Focus?

01.05.2016

John's 2014 Ford Focus shudders into second gear, but the dealer told him it was "normal". What does Car Talk suggest? 

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Best New Car For an Insurance Adjuster?

12.31.2015

Richard is getting ready to replace his Toyota Tundra and likes the Subaru Forester. But has Subaru resolved their head gasket problems? Car Talk's answer here. 

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Any Hope for a 1991 Honda Civic Wagon?

12.29.2015

Lynnette's old Honda Civic has an intermittent hesitation problem that has her mechanic stumped. Can Car Talk help?

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Do Gas Stations Ever Thin Gas With Water?

12.24.2015

Today: Car Talk tackles a gas station myth for Julie.

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What's Going "Thud" in the Trunk?

12.22.2015

Everytime Vinnie hits a speedbump in his Nissan Maxima, he hears a thump, like something is loose in the trunk. He's double-checked and can't find the problem. Does Car Talk have a theory?

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An Old Fashioned Engine Fire . . .

12.17.2015

Skip's Ford E250 van is giving him trouble. Car Talk's suggestion? Hope for an engine fire.

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Good Replacement for the Grand Marquis?

12.15.2015

Can Car Talk help a self-identified old geezer replace his Mercury Grand Marquis?

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Can an Old Catalytic Converter Be Cleaned?

12.10.2015

Norm wants to know if he can clean up his old catalytic converter and put it back in his car. Car Talk explains how catalytic converters are recycled, here.

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Is Hyundai Elantra GT the Right Car for Winter?

12.08.2015

Martin slid off the highway last winter and is worried that his 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT is not the right car for winter. What does Car Talk suggest?

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