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Valve May Be Culprit in Car That's Hard to Refuel

Dear Car Talk

Dear Car Talk | Jun 22, 2017

Mark's Roadmaster takes a long time to fill up at the pumps, and not just because of size of the tank. There's a common problem that may explain it.

gas tanks Buick Roadmaster 1996

Keeping pets out of engine compartments
Jan 04, 2017

Keep Those Pets Out of The Engine

FIDO Blog

Tips for keeping pets safe around cars in cold weather.

pets winter

Jan 03, 2017

A Cooked Relay Leads to Frazzled Nerves

Dear Car Talk

The warning buzzer in Terry's Montero won't shut off. Finding the relay may quiet his commute.

electrical wiring 1995

what is magnasteer and do i need it
Dec 29, 2016

What Is Magnasteer, and Is It Necessary?

Dear Car Talk

David's 2002 Buick LeSabre needs a new rack and pinion. Does he have to stick with a Magnasteer replacement?

steering Buick LeSabre 2002

Cars Americans keep the longest
Dec 29, 2016

The Cars We Keep the Longest? They're All Japanese

Jim Motavalli

Want a car you'll still love after a decade? Toyota is most likely to make it, says a new survey.

my car won't start and makes staticky sounds
Dec 27, 2016

Pushbutton Start Doesn't Always Do the Trick

Dear Car Talk

Paul's Accord has a push button start that requires some coaxing. It's under warranty--but how it's handled at the service counter helps down the road.

starters Honda Accord 2013

Should I call the front seat?
Dec 23, 2016

The Hierarchy of Riding Shotgun

Tim Cotton

Who gets the front seat on a car trip? Tim Cotton explains the rules of engagement. 

etiquette

i can't figure out how to replace fix my parking lights
Dec 22, 2016

David Needs Help with a Common Car Problem

Dear Car Talk

David tried fixing the usual culplrits and he still can't get his Buick's parking lights to work. The solution is easy if he knows where to look.

DIY electrical wiring lights Buick Century 1994

2009 Honda Odyssey
Dec 22, 2016

Used Honda Odyssey: Buy This Year, Not That One!

Car Talk Car Complaints

The Honda Odyssey is a comfortable family vehicle much beloved by owners. However, like all used vehicles, the Odyssey minivan has years and problems a shopper may want to avoid. 

transmissions Honda Odyssey

Solar paneled roadway
Dec 21, 2016

Solar Panels? You're Driving on Them

Jim Motavalli

Imagine a road made of interlocked photovoltaics, capable of charging vast fleets of electric cars--or whole communities. It's possible, but very, very challenging.

alternative energy