Car Talk Pays Homage to Long-Suffering Dads Everywhere

06.15.2014

Just in time for Father’s Day, Car Talk Plaza staff paws through the vaults for one of our favorite father calls of all time. 

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National Doughnut Day: Name That Doughnut

06.06.2014

Is it a Tractor Wheel? Is it a Cruller? Terry from WV wants to get to the bottom of an important question about doughnuts and we need your help. 

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The Zipper Merge: Vote Now

05.21.2014

The Zipper Merge (aka late merging) is one of the most controversial maneuvers in traffic. We're going to settle this issue once and for all, the Car Talk way, with a highly unscientific poll. Cast your vote now!

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Distracted Driving: The Hands-Free Myth Persists

04.10.2014

New studies are confirming that hands-free devices are not the solution to distracted driving. Tom and Ray have been saying this for years. 

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Pothole Season: Where Does the Pavement Go?

03.22.2014

In honor of pothole season, we're sharing one of our favorite calls from Sara, who asks: What happens to all the asphalt? 

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Which State Has the Worst Potholes?

03.22.2014

It's pothole season. Think you've got it bad? We heard from fans all over the country who claim there state has the worst potholes. Vote here to settle this question once and for all. 

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Guess That Car: Car Wash Special

03.11.2014

It's time to play... Guess That Car! Name the make and model of this sorry vehicle, plus a few bonus questions for those of you with a lot of time to kill. 

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And the Answer Is . . .

03.11.2014

We asked you to guess the make and model of this vehicle, and tell us whose turn it is to wash it next. Did you get it right? 

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Which Public Radio Host Are You?

03.11.2014

Find out now with this quiz from our pals at WFAE Charlotte.

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Vote Now for the Best Road Sign Ever

03.09.2014

"Caution: No Warning Signs" vs. "Private Sign: Do Not Read"... A collection of the worst (best?) roadsigns of all times, plus a chance to vote for your favorite, right here. 

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Car Talk Crossword Puzzle Challenge!

03.07.2014

UPDATED! Puzzler Master Will Shortz was on Car Talk this weekend! In honor of his appearance with Tom and Ray, we challenge you to solve this crossword puzzle all about... us! No kidding. It's authored by a Car Talk fan and actual New York Times crossword creator. (What's a smart guy like that doing listening to our show? That's the real puzzle.)

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Outed: Our 500,000th Facebook Fan

02.28.2014

Somebody just made a terrible decision. Meet Jeremy Lyons, our 500,000th Facebook fan...

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What a Drag: Time to Get Rid of Outside Mirrors

01.28.2014

A Car Talk crusade: It's time for side mirrors to go! Ray Magliozzi and Jim Motavalli make their case against ugly, drag producing side mirrors. Agree? Disagree? Join the debate, right here.

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Winter Driving with the Pros: Alta Ski Area

01.24.2014

We asked a driver who makes daily trips up and down the single most avalanche-prone road in North America for his best winter driving tip. What is it? (Other than, "Don't get buried!"?) Find out, right here.

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Cars and Cold Snaps: FAQs

01.07.2014

In honor of  the polar vortex, we’ve compiled some of Tom and Ray’s wisdom on the subject of getting your car started and keeping it going on frigid mornings

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