Blogs

Is Beaten-Up Car with a Rap Sheet worth Saving?

Dear Car Talk

Dear Car Talk | Mar 28, 2017

B.J.'s prodigal Silverado is home after theives used it for their getaway car, but the insurance company totalled it. Is it worth fixing?

insurance Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2007

Is My Car Sending Smoke Signals about Its Health?
Mar 23, 2017

Is My Car Sending Smoke Signals about Its Health?

Dear Car Talk

White smoke on starting, you and your car soon will be parting.

engines smoke Toyota Camry

This Is One Tough Wish List
Mar 21, 2017

This Is One Tough Wish List

Dear Car Talk

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 Buick LaCrosse 2005

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 DIY Dodge Ram Wagon 2002

Amelia Island 2017
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 alignment Toyota RAV4 2011

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