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Valve May Be Culprit in Car That's Hard to Refuel

Dear Car Talk

Dear Car Talk | Jun 22, 2017

Mark's Roadmaster takes a long time to fill up at the pumps, and not just because of size of the tank. There's a common problem that may explain it.

gas tanks Buick Roadmaster 1996

Buried cars
Feb 24, 2017

Buried Cars: Who Says You Can't Take Your Ride With You?

Jim Motavalli

True-life tales of cars buried with their owners, entombed for decades behind brick walls, or used as time capsules and tombstones. 

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Feb 22, 2017

Alignment Is the First Thing to Check When Car Sways on the Road

Dear Car Talk

Elizabeth's Datsun 280ZX loves to wander, but not in a good way. What's going to fix her Z car?

alignment suspension tires Nissan 280ZX

Feb 21, 2017

Starting Problem May Be Due to Bad Immobilizer

Dear Car Talk

Bill's son is set to buy grandma's Accord, but the car seems alarmed at the prospect. What's causing the Honda to balk at starting when it's warm?

anti-theft starters keys Honda Accord

Review: Hyundai Ioniq hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery electric
Feb 21, 2017

Meet the Ioniqs: A Green Trio From Hyundai

Jim Motavalli

The Ioniq family includes a hybrid with the best fuel economy available today, the most efficient battery car on the market, and a plug-in hybrid that splits the difference between the two.

hybrids electric vehicles

Feb 16, 2017

Is Worn-Out Bearing Diagnosis Correct?

Dear Car Talk

After his mechanic diagnosed a worn-out driveshaft bearing, Douglas asks whether a lack of noise is cause for a second opinion.

Saturn Vue 2004

The monk and the manuscript
Feb 15, 2017

A New Monk Arrives

Staff Blog

A new monk arrives at the monastery with a few questions.

Feb 14, 2017

Electric Cars Are Indeed Net Earth-Friendly

Dear Car Talk

Paul is catching some grief at work for buying an Electric Vehicle. Is it really a polluter or is his coworker too amped up?

alternative vehicles electric vehicles emissions

US Interstate System
Feb 14, 2017

Why We Drive 55: The Strange but True Story of America's Interstates

Jim Motavalli

"We Like Ike" because he pushed through the idea of a coast-to-coast ribbon of highway across the length and breadth of the U.S. of A.

history

Dogs in cars
Feb 10, 2017

New Puppy Hates Riding in the Car

FIDO Blog

How to help a dog that hates car rides.

pets