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Tire Pressure: Will We Soon Set It and Forget It?

03.04.2016

Michelin is coming out with Auto Inflate, which will maintain the correct pressure as the tire turns. Right now it's only for heavy-duty trucks, but that's likely to change soon.

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Cruise Control Questions: What's the Best Way to Resume Speed?

03.03.2016

Richard notices that when he hits the "resume" on cruise control, it accelerates much faster than he would if he were accelerating manually. Is this good for his fuel economy? 

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Auto News for Wednesday, March 2

03.02.2016

Toyota cars slip, trucks rise. Because Americans have chosen to spend the money they're saving on gas... on gas.

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Meet the World's First Hybrid Car--Built in 1896

03.02.2016

An American genius named Harry Dey introduced the Armstrong Phaeton hybrid car to an indifferent world before the turn of the century. It had a self-starter, a semi-automatic transmission, and could...

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Is It Safe To Drive Car With Slipping Transmission?

03.01.2016

The transmission on Bill's 2000 Volvo V70 is slipping. Is it safe to keep driving it? Car Talk's take, right here.

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Choosing a Reliable Car: Two Lists

02.26.2016

J.D. Power and Consumer Reports agree: Lexus, Porsche and Buick (yes, Buick) make cars you can depend on.

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Should Kids Learn to Drive on a Manual or an Automatic?

02.25.2016

Karen learned to drive on a manual transmission and thinks it made her a better driver. But is it safer to teach kids on an automatic? Car Talk's advice, here.

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Father vs. Son: Who's Right About Tire Pressure?

02.23.2016

Larry thinks 50 psi is too full for a tire; his son says he prefers the ride that way. Who's right?

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Does Your Car Predict Your Vote? In a Word, Yes

02.23.2016

“Politics,” observed the late composer and social critic, Frank Zappa, “is the entertainment division of the military industrial complex.”

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Koch Brothers' Anti-EV Group will Fail--Big Time

02.22.2016

It's peanuts to them, but $10 million annually from billionaires David and Charles Koch will fund a big PR push against electric car subsidies. Expect it to crash and burn.

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