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Is Favorite Safe Car Post-Collision?

05.21.2013
Phil's Honda Fit was sandwiched between a big Jeep and an even bigger mini-van during a recent rear-end collision. The insurance repaired the car but Phil wonders if they should be worried.
Find out how Tom and Ray would check for structural damage, right here.

What To Do When Your Truck Falls Off the Lift

03.06.2012
Sven's truck fell off the lift at the dealership. What kind of damage should he look for?

Bracing for Impact: Is It Better to Brake?

01.25.2012
From the department of hypothetical driving, Dwayne wonders what to do when you suspet you're about to be involved in a rear-end collision.

Today: How do locked doors help during a crash?

09.01.2011
I observed in a recent VW commercial that the car has a feature that automatically unlocks the doors at the time of a collision I was always taught that locked doors make the car structurally stronger Why would a manufacturer...

What would cause Sarah's Nissan Altima to lock-up after a near-crash?

04.01.2010
A scary thing happened to me yesterday on the highway. I was driving a 1999 Nissan Altima that I bought last year. It has about 90,000 miles. Yesterday I was in the far-left lane on the highway, coasting along at about 60 mph...

Should Rachel pass on that new Mazda 3, after the dealership snafu?

12.01.2009
Last week I bought a used 2007 Mazda 3 with 43,000 miles for 10,800 dollars at a dealership. I went through the financing process, signed the final purchase papers and called my insurance company to transfer my plates. As I hung up the phone...

After an accident, how do you know if your car's front-end is safe?

01.01.2009
I live in India, and have a question about my father's car (he lives in Dubai). He bought a new Peugeot 307 in May. It's a lovely car, but about a month ago we had an accident. A car came up...

Does locking the car doors help keep you safer in an accident?

10.01.2008
My wife and I have had a "spirited discussion" about this question. My wife always insists that we lock the doors when driving so they don't "pop open accidentally." I prefer unlocked, because should we have an accident, the first...

How can Deborah overcome her fear of other drivers after a traumatic accident?

06.01.2005
About a year and a half ago someone in a Chevy S- pickup truck slammed into the back of my Toyota Camry at 70 mph. I was at a complete stop on the highway behind a long line of vehicles...

A retired paramedic weighs in on the best way to free yourself from a submerged vehicle.

04.01.2005
I was shocked and disgusted by Tom after reading your Car Talk column in today's newspaper He suggested that to avoid being trapped underwater in a car people buy a new Scubaru I do not blame Ray for formally disowning...

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