Latest on Cartalk.com

Here's what to do if you pay for an oil change you didn't actually receive.

05.01.1995

It happened again yesterday I had an oil change and when I got home I checked the dip stick It was a quart high AND dirty I know what happens the technician doesn't wait for all the oil to drain...

Comments

What could be causing this "washboard" effect in my Tercel?

05.01.1995

Our Toyota Tercel has a peculiar problem that we haven't been able to demonstrate for our Toyota dealer or our local mechanic When the car has been out in the rain overnight parked on the street as...

Comments

I have a ' Geo Metro with a three cylinder...

05.01.1995

I have a ' Geo Metro with a three cylinder engine It's been very reliable We are interested in a ' four door Geo Metro but have learned that they all have four cylinder engines Will these four...

Comments

I have four wheels on my rear axle -- is that just as good as 4-wheel drive?

05.01.1995

Please settle an argument in which I am embroiled My Dodge-chassis motorhome has dual rear wheels side by side I maintain that I thus have a four wheel drive vehicle in effect with as much traction...

Comments

The wind chill factor: not just for humans.

05.01.1995

I have a friend with a Honda Prelude This past winter on the coldest night of the year she forgot to put her car in the garage They were also predicting extremely low wind chill temperatures I told...

Comments

Sometimes car advice is worth what you pay for.

05.01.1995

I read your column every week--why I don t know And I have to admit to a little envy I d love to get paid you do get paid don t you for writing smart aleck answers to really dumb...

Comments

Why would the exact same car call for gasoline with a different octane reading in Canada?

05.01.1995

My husband and I rewarded ourselves with a Lexus GS for our th wedding anniversary The owners manual calls for premium gasoline But my husband has a question The same car in Canada does not require...

Comments

Is there a "safe" way to stop an out-of-control vehicle with a stuck accelerator pedal?

05.01.1995

A tragic accident happened this past spring in the Denver area A woman was driving a U-Haul truck on the interstate when the accelerator stuck in the full open position She fought it for a mile...

Comments

Do these 12 year old tires have any wear left in them?

05.01.1995

My mom has a set of tires with only miles on them But these tires are years old The car is driven about once a month Are the tires safe John TOM Probably As long as there's no cracking on...

Comments

If these GM cars are fuel injected, why do I see a carburetor on their engines?

05.01.1995

I'm confused about fuel injection on GM cars and trucks I've noticed that the V and Cadillac V engines are fuel injected but the V trucks are not They call them electronically fuel injected but there...

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