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Car Talk's Summer Driving Tips

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Staff Blog | Jul 21, 2017

Summer driving tips from Car Talk. Print these out for trouble-free motoring on your summer road trips.  

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Does One Flat Tire Require Purchasing Two?
Apr 25, 2017

Does One Flat Tire Require Purchasing Two?

Dear Car Talk

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

tires BMW X3 2015

Car's Low-Tire-Pressure Light Won't Turn off after New Tire Install
Apr 20, 2017

Car's Low-Tire-Pressure Light Won't Turn off after New Tire Install

Dear Car Talk

Patsy's RAV4 insists that it has low tire pressure. Her tire shop says everything is fine. What's the final verdict?

tires sensors safety Toyota RAV4 2006

Doesn't Anyone Make a Non-Slanted Windshield Anymore?
Apr 18, 2017

Doesn't Anyone Make a Non-Slanted Windshield Anymore?

Dear Car Talk

Is an angled windshield worth the tradeoff in A pillar blind spots and dash reflections? 

windshields Hyundai Elantra 2010

Lucid Koenigsegg
Apr 13, 2017

If You've Got It, Flaunt It: Supercars at NYIAS

Jim Motavalli

Million-dollar price tags and 200-mph were on display at the New York Auto Show.

luxury vehicles New York Auto Show

Windows Won't Budge in the Heat
Apr 13, 2017

Windows Won't Budge in the Heat

Dear Car Talk

Looking for the culprit in the heat of the day is the best approach.

windows electrical wiring Pontiac Bonneville

SUVs at NYAS
Apr 13, 2017

SUVs to the Front: A 2017 New York Auto Show Report

Jim Motavalli

Automakers are riding high in 2017, and their road to riches is paved with big-ticket SUVs.

New York Auto Show SUVs

Ford Explorer at 2017 NYAS
Apr 12, 2017

Ford at NAIAS: A New Explorer, and a Prediction that SUVs Are Here to Stay

Jim Motavalli

Ford predicts that SUVs (including crossovers) could top 50 percent of the overall market in the next five to seven years. And, oh yes, there's a refreshed Explorer.

hybrids SUVs New York Auto Show

Do Check Engine Lights Ever Turn off by Themselves?
Apr 11, 2017

Do Check Engine Lights Ever Turn off by Themselves?

Dear Car Talk

Russell's RAV4 has a check engine light and mechanic telling him repairs are needed. But which one should he believe when the light occasionally turns off?

catalytic converters sensors check engine light Toyota RAV4 2002

VW Atlas
Apr 07, 2017

Atlas: Will It Hold Up Volkswagen's World?

Jim Motavalli

Under fire, the German automaker has a lot riding on its new made-in-America midsized SUV. Fortunately, this crossover is aimed squarely at the U.S. heartland.

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