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Is My Car Sending Smoke Signals about Its Health?

Dear Car Talk

Dear Car Talk | Mar 23, 2017

White smoke on starting, you and your car soon will be parting.

engines smoke Toyota Camry

Honda Civic infotainment problems
Nov 19, 2016

First Signs of the Carpocalypse – 2016 Honda Civic

Car Talk Car Complaints

In our latest edition of First Signs of the Carpocalypse, we examine the new 2016 Honda Civic and its owner-reported infotainment snafus. 

infotainment Honda Civic 2016

How to keep thieves from stealing your car
Nov 19, 2016

Don't Leave Your Keys: Five (Obvious) Ways to Deter Car Theft

Jim Motavalli

There's no excuse for leaving the keys in the car, but people do it all the time. Thefts involving this particular idiocy are up 31 percent in the last three years. Only Hawaii is key theft free.

anti-theft

Teens getting drivers licenses
Nov 18, 2016

Vanishing Rite of Passage: Getting Your License at 16

Jim Motavalli

In the dark days before smartphones, getting road legal was everything for teenagers who wanted a social life.

teens

auto show booth babes
Nov 18, 2016

Auto Show Report: What's the Deal With Booth Babes?

Guest Bloggers

It’s 2016 and we can clone people, create driverless cars and watch "Sex In The City" on our watches, so why must we still see scantily clad women standing next to cars?

New York Auto Show

how will my toyota avalon do in hawaii
Nov 17, 2016

Can A Different Climate Cause Car Problems?

Dear Car Talk

After a bad experience when he shipped a truck to another climate, Jackson asks whether to risk it again. 

Toyota Avalon 2003

2016 LA Auto Show
Nov 15, 2016

At the L.A. Show, an Electric Jaguar with a Big Roar

Jim Motavalli

The 400-horsepower Jaguar I-Pace boasts twin electric motors, a 90-kilowatt-hour battery, and zero to 60 in four seconds. It's ready to take on Tesla at its own game. 

alternative energy LA Auto Show

do all new cars have an acceleration lag
Nov 15, 2016

The Case of the Reluctant Renegade

Dear Car Talk

Ken's 2015 Jeep Renegade hesitates before accelerating. His dealer says "they all do that" but is Ken being sold a load of horsefeathers?

transmissions Jeep Renegade 2015

2016 European Web Summit
Nov 14, 2016

Talking Robots, Connected Scooters and Sharing Rides at the Web Summit

Jim Motavalli

Europe's answer to CES is just as packed with great tech ideas. Previously in Dublin, now it connects in Lisbon.

alternative energy alternative vehicles self-driving

Bird poop and car color
Nov 11, 2016

Is Your Car Prone to Poop? (Bird Poop, That Is).

Staff Blog

What color car do birds "tag" the most? We've got the study results!

wildlife