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Does One Flat Tire Require Purchasing Two?

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Dear Car Talk | Apr 25, 2017

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

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Toyota Prius Prime
Jan 20, 2017

Whatta Deal! Toyota's Prius Prime Is a Green Bargain

Jim Motavalli

Toyota's new plug-in hybrid comes loaded and with rebates it's actually cheaper than less capable, more bare-bones Priuses. Is that the right plural for Prius? Priuses?

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Jan 19, 2017

Avoiding the Wheel of Misfortune

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Larger wheels have both advantages and disadvantages. Here's how to make a decision on a lower profile wheel and tire combo.

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Mcity: A test track for self-driving cars
Jan 18, 2017

Appearances Are Deceiving at Michigan's Self-Driving Car Test Tracks

Jim Motavalli

Remember the Truman Show? Michigan's fake towns serve a purpose--testing autonomous and connected vehicles, without having to be on public roads. Global automakers are paying attention. 

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Jan 17, 2017

Cold Temperatures Freeze out a Hyundai Owner

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When the temperatures plunge, David can't unlock his Hyundai using the remote. Moisture and shrinking wires could be the culprit.

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FCA's diesel fraud charge
Jan 13, 2017

What does The Donald think about FCA and the EPA's diesel fraud charge?

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

What does The Donald think about FCA and the EPA's diesel fraud charge?
 

auto industry

winter driving stress
Jan 13, 2017

The Trouble with Snow

Tom Bodett

Tom Bodett unveils middle aged men's true measure of winter: The Pucker Factor.

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Jan 12, 2017

Will Water Harm the Power-Steering System?

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Craig goofed and added some water to his power steering system. Flushing it is easy--and might be worth putting on video.

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Detroit Auto Show
Jan 10, 2017

Detroit 2017: SUVs Dominate, Mostly Made in the U.S.A.

Jim Motavalli

The auto industry is riding high on 4X4 sales, and the Detroit show makes clear that--as long as the cheap gas holds out--it's not messing with the formula.

Detroit Auto Show

Jan 10, 2017

Selling a Car with an Open Recall

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Sue is selling a Toyota with an open airbag recall. Here's how to rehome it with a clear conscience. 

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