Latest on Cartalk.com

How is it that coolant, aka "anti-freeze", can protect against both hot and cold temperatures?

07.01.1996

This is not really a car question but it has to do with a car It will help you to know that I'm from Canada where winters are very cold My husband kept running away then I met this great...

Comments

If the check engine light goes on after the car warms up, is it still a problem?

07.01.1996

If anyone ever told this female that I'd be looking forward to an automotive column every week I'd never have believed it But it's true I'm writing because our Mercury Marquis has an ailment that our...

Comments

What do you think of the BMW 318ti?

07.01.1996

I'm thinking about buying a BMW ti I'm in my early s married with two dogs It seems to be just the type of car for people like me But since it's only been out for a year or so...

Comments

Overdrive on steep, hilly roads?

06.01.1996

I have a Mitsubishi Montero with an automatic transmission It is incredibly reliable and I hope to have it for many years I recently got a new job and my daily commute now takes me down a long...

Comments

An unconventional fix for a well known issue with the factory sealed choke of Plymouth Voyager minivans.

06.01.1996

We own a Plymouth Voyager minivan and have been extremely happy with it except for the cold start system When the engine and weather are cold the exhaust is a deep black color We were told this is a...

Comments

It seems like the AC shuts off above 50 mph. What's going on?

06.01.1996

Our Lincoln Town Car -- which rides like a charm and is in excellent condition -- is now giving us problems with the air conditioner It cools very well if I don't exceed miles an hour But on the...

Comments

Is AC installed after-market at the dealer as good as factory installed AC?

06.01.1996

I am considering a new Honda Civic I need air conditioning and I'm wondering if factory-installed air works better than a c installed at the dealer -- Kelly RAY Almost all cars are set up for factory...

Comments

Will repairing this oil leak cost more than the car is worth?

06.01.1996

I have a Crown Victoria with miles It's now leaking oil My mechanic has checked the obvious places for leaks and tells me that checking further would involve stripping down the motor and would cost...

Comments

The definitive clutch-slipping test.

06.01.1996

My wife and I were driving across the country on a concert tour about five years ago in our VW Golf Starting uphill at a traffic light the clutch made a whining sound while she released the clutch...

Comments

Bucking and stalling: engine or transmission issue?

06.01.1996

I have an ' Olds Cutlass Ciera A few months ago my wife was in the process of slowing down to stop on an exit ramp The vehicle started jerking as though the engine would die By the time she...

Comments

Pages

Support for Car Talk is provided by:

Donate Your Car,
Support Your NPR Station

...and get a tax break!

Get Started

Find a Mechanic


Go
Promo tile


Rocket Fuel