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Does One Flat Tire Require Purchasing Two?

Dear Car Talk

Dear Car Talk | Apr 25, 2017

Chen is mix-and-matching tire inflation pressure to account for wear differences between a new tire and older ones. There are better options.

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Is This a Case of a Bad Battery, or Evaporating Gas?
Apr 06, 2017

Is This a Case of a Bad Battery, or Evaporating Gas?

Dear Car Talk

Dave's '86 Toyota pickup truck turns over...and over...but is reluctant to start. Is a weak battery to blame, or something else?

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Green light
Apr 04, 2017

Don't Drive Like His Brother

Staff Blog

Two friends  are driving around town. They come up to a red light and the guy driving accelerates and speeds right through it. Naturally his friend is pretty upset by this. "You just blew through a red light! Are you out of your mind?" 

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Did Tire Place Forget to Replace Hubcaps, or Were They Left off on Purpose?
Apr 04, 2017

Did Tire Place Forget to Replace Hubcaps, or Were They Left off on Purpose?

Dear Car Talk

Pat's hubcaps were left in the back seat after a visit to the tire shop. Was it forgetfulness, or something else?

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Potholes
Apr 04, 2017

Musings From The Bottom of a Pothole

Tim Cotton

Theories about frost heaves, the difficulty to find good entertainment in Maine, and why potholes have their own Wikipedia page, but illustrious Car Talk bloggers do not, right here. 

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Should Mike Ignore a Cam Sensor Error?
Mar 30, 2017

Should Mike Ignore a Cam Sensor Error?

Dear Car Talk

Mike's cam sensor error isn't a good candidate for the black-tape 'fix', but there's good news.

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Is Beaten-Up Car with a Rap Sheet worth Saving?
Mar 28, 2017

Is Beaten-Up Car With a Rap Sheet Worth Saving?

Dear Car Talk

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?

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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.

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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?

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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.

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