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

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Dear Car Talk | Apr 20, 2017

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

should i ignore the thermostat in my buick
Dec 13, 2016

This LeSabre Owner Is Looking for LeSolution to Overheating

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Thomas has an overheating Buick that has stumped several mechanics. Could the culprit be something simple?

overheating thermostats Buick LeSabre 2005

Keep dogs away from antifreeze
Dec 12, 2016

The Blue Juice: Antifreeze and Dogs

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What do I do if a dog swallows antifreeze? Can I teach a dog to leave this alone while someone is tinkering with cars in the driveway?

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how easy is it to change the headrests in my subaru
Dec 08, 2016

Uncomfortable Headrests Leave Driver in Awkward Position

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Ann wants to know if her 2015 Subaru's headrests can be swapped so she's not hunched over while driving.

Subaru Legacy 2015

Most people don't trust their mechanic
Dec 07, 2016

Two-Thirds of Americans Don't Trust Auto Repair Shops

Jim Motavalli

AAA reports that Americans don't trust mechanics, thinking they're being overcharged or being sold unnecessary parts. Frankly, they'd rather go to the dentist than to their local garage. 

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is a mismatched thermostat the reason the motor doesn't warm up
Dec 06, 2016

Why Is Mike's Ranger Not Warming up Properly?

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Mike's '92 Ford Ranger needed a thermostat, so the parts guy sold him one from a '75 Ford Pinto. It fits, but is it the reason the truck still won't warm up?

thermostats Ford Ranger 1992

Delphi self driving car
Dec 04, 2016

Thinking Machines: A Ride in Delphi's Self-Driving Cars, Targeted for 2019

Jim Motavalli

Autonomous from Delphi and Uber cars hit the road in Pittsburgh, where once the steel trucks ruled.

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Will fuel economy regulations change
Dec 01, 2016

CAFE Regs Upheld; Cue the Whining

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

The EPA announced yesterday that it would hold firm on its 54.5 mile per gallon corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) requirement for 2025. 

auto industry fuel economy regulation

is a five dollar car a good deal
Dec 01, 2016

There Is a Reason This Car Only Cost $5

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Sarah's son bought a stalling Nissan at a bargain price. Can he find the right repair to keep it a bargain?

emissions Nissan Altima

Japanese roadsters and sportscars
Nov 30, 2016

Dependable Fun: Three Bargain Japanese Roadsters

Jim Motavalli

The Mazda Miata, Toyota MR-2 Spyder and Nissan 350Z Roadster all offer reliable rides--driving fun without the headaches of the MGs, Triumphs and Lotuses of old.

Mazda Miata Nissan 350Z Toyota