Posts Tagged "brakes"

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which car fluids need to be replaced and when

Caring For a Truck That Sits

10.20.2016

Mike has a pickup that spends a lot of time sitting--when it's not being borrowed. What's the best way to maintain a truck that doesn't rack up the miles?

why does my car automatically slow down after turning a corner

Ray Offers a Couple of Final Suggestions before Eldorado Is Ditched

08.16.2016

Can Ray help Arlene's Eldorado come to its senses? It's been veering towards fences for so long.

Hyundai Elantra brake problems

This Week's Turd of the Week

04.21.2016

Brake problems, suspension issues, and electrical woes won this week's top dishonor for this surprise contender. Find out which car is Car Talk's Turd of the Week, right here.

It is better to ride the brake or use a lower gear

Lower Gear vs. Riding the Brakes: What's Best

02.11.2016
Joe's daily commute includes a steep mountain road. What's better for his Ford Explorer Sport Trac-using the brakes all the way down or relying on lower gear? Car Talk's answer here.
GMC Jimmy makes rattling noise

Today: The Rattling GMC Jimmy

04.30.2015

Today: What's causing Becki's 2001 GMC Jimmy to rattle? And is it going to take her over the nearest cliff? Car Talk's advice right here.

Ford Focus has intermittent brake failure

The Case of the Disappearing Brakes

03.31.2015

Catherine's Ford Focus is experiencing intermittent brake failure but her dealership doesn't seem to believe her. Car Talk's advice? Instruct her heirs to sue the dealership... Oh, and get it fixed. Find out how, here. 

GMC Envoy brakes stick

What's Causing Howard's Sticky Brakes?

03.12.2015

Howard's brakes are sticking. Is it because he uses his left foot? Or can Car Talk come up with another explanation?

Will driving with the parking brake on cause brake failure

Did Julia Cause Brake Failure?

03.03.2015

Julia's brakes failed, and she had heard that driving with the parking brake on can cause the brakes to give out. Is that what happened to her? See Car Talk's answer and post your own guess, here.

Mechanic's rating of brake pads

What's Causing Uneven Wear on Brake Pads?

01.29.2015

Robinson's brakes are wearing unevenly, and different shops are giving him conflicting reports on when he needs to get this job done. Can Car Talk explain waht's really going on? 

Worn out brake pads on a Chrysler Town and Country

Today: What's the Deal With Worn Out Brakes?

01.20.2015
The rear brake pads on Gary's Chrysler Town and Country are worn out and Gary can't figure out why, since front brakes do most of the stopping and should wear out first. What gives? Car Talk's explanation, right here. 

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