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This Is One Tough Wish List

Dear Car Talk

Dear Car Talk | Mar 21, 2017

Leo wants to trade his '05 Buick for a stripped down car. Can he find a car that matches his bare-bones wish list?

buying

Mar 20, 2017

No Lying Under the Car

FIDO Blog

Car Talk's pet experts explain why your pet should not be hanging around under the car, right here.

pets

Mar 20, 2017

The Feather Duster Special

Staff Blog

There's a special kind of duster—more of a brush, actually—that specialists use... 

lame jokes

Is This Really How a Car's Fan Works?
Mar 16, 2017

Is This Really How a Car's Fan Works?

Dear Car Talk

The low setting on your fan may actually be a high setting that's met some resistance.

fans

Mar 15, 2017

Amelia Island 2017: The Big Star Cars Come Out to Play

Jim Motavalli

Sunny weather, Hollywood star cars, Clark Gable's crankshaft, $20 million classics and $15,000 Miatas--Amelia Island had it all this year (and dodged the rain).

luxury vehicles

Stuck wheel adjusters can be loosened -- but it takes patience
Mar 14, 2017

Stuck Wheel Adjusters Can Be Loosened -- but It Takes Patience

Dear Car Talk

Patience is just one of the things you'll need to work on a car that's lived on salted roads.

rust

vintage snowmobiles
Mar 14, 2017

Vintage Snowmobiles Designed to Kill You

Craig Fitzgerald

Modern snowmobiles are designed to transport nuts and Canadians across frozen lakes at triple digit speeds. These vintage snowmobiles were designed to maim, spindle, fold and mutiliate their riders.

alternative vehicles

Mar 13, 2017

What Did the Traffic Light Say to the Car?

Staff Blog

Read the rest of this terrible joke here.

lame jokes

Leave the top up or down?
Mar 09, 2017

Leave the Top Up or Down When Storing a Convertible?

Dear Car Talk

Frances has a VW convertible stored inside for months at a time. Should the top stay up or down?

convertibles

Car Talk rewrites famous lines from literature
Mar 08, 2017

Automotive Rewrites: Literature Gets the Car Talk Treatment

Staff Blog

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single mechanic in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a boat. More here!