Why Does Michael's Jaguar Require Oil From Ford?

12.03.2015

Michael's Jaguar XF needs a certain type of motor oil that is made by Ford and is only sold in Europe. Can he safely substitute something else? Car Talk's advice here.

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Does Kelly Need Snow Tires for Her Subaru?

12.01.2015

Kelly just moved to Montana and traded in her beloved Honda Civic for a Subaru Forester. Does she also need to get snow tires? Car Talk's answer here.

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Jan vs. Husband: Does Underfilling Gas Cause Rust?

11.26.2015

Today: Car Talk settles a dispute between Jan and her husband about rust, gasoline filler pipes, and underfilling a tank. The wager? A nickel. Find out who wins here.

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Today: New Prius Headrest is a Pain in the Neck

11.24.2015

Jeannette loves her new Prius C except for one thing: the headrest. It's screwing with her posture and can't be adjusted. Can Car Talk help?

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Today: What's Causing Heat Problem in Jerry's Town and Country?

11.19.2015

The heat is always on in Jerry's Chrysler Town and Country but his mechanic says nothing is broken. What's Car Talk's advice?

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Can Susie Revive Inherited Saab?

11.17.2015

Susie just inherited a 1983 Saab 900 Turbo hatchback in perfect condition...except for one thing-- it doesn't run.

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What's Come Over Lisa's Volkswagen Jetta?

11.12.2015

Lisa's Volkswagen Jetta will play the radio and CD player without the key in the ignition. It never did this before. Can Car Talk explain what gives?

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Jeep vs. Subaru: Which Should Cherie Keep?

11.10.2015

Cherie just ineherited a 2006 Jeep Commander with 60K miles. The problem? She loves the Subaru Forester she's put 150K miles on since buying in 2002. Car Talk's advice about what she should keep, right here.

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What Happens When You Put a Potato in a Tailpipe? Seriously.

11.05.2015

Dave wants Car Talk to answer a question he's had since childhood-what really happens when you put a potato in a tailpipe? Find out right here.

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Head Gasket Failure? Or Another Problem?

11.03.2015

Can Car Talk solve Mary's Range Rover mystery?

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Mike vs. Housemate: Who's Right About Proper Fill-Up Technique?

10.27.2015

Mike's housemate thinks it's OK to stretch the gas pump hose across your car when refueling but Mike thinks this is a bad idea. Who's right?

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Today: Rising Belt Lines Explained

10.22.2015

Dear Car Talk: What is a "rising belt line"? 

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Today: Why Not Use Fuel-Saving System All The Time?

10.22.2015

Emmanuel's new car has an "Active ECO System" option that he can turn on and off manually. It improves fuel efficiency, so why isn't in automatically on? Car Talk explains, right here.

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What to Check on a 10 Year Old Inherited Car?

10.20.2015

John's grandaughter is coming to live with him and she's bringing a inherited car with 100K miles on it. He wants to make sure this car is in good shape. What should he have his mechanic check out?

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Career Advice: How to Become a Professional Driver

10.15.2015

Scott sees a lot of car ads that warn "Professional Driver: Do Not Try This." He wants to know: How can he train to become a professional driver?

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