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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.

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. 

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?

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.

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? 

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. 

Today: What's Causing Spongy Brakes?

11.20.2014
Chris is a rural mail carrier and drives his 2005 Scion XA for work. The problem? His brakes start out fine each morning and go spongy by midday. The next morning they're fine again. What's going on here? 

Is Braking Etiquette Different for Hybrids and EVs?

10.21.2014
John has always hated those drivers who race to the stoplight and then slam on the brakes. It wastes gas and doesn't save any time. But for electric or hybrid cars with regenerative braking, is this really such a stupid maneuver? Find out what Tom and Ray say, right here.  

What's Shaking Brian's Jetta?

06.26.2014
Brian's 2005 VW Jetta has a wobble in the front-end suspension. He's checked pretty much everything, the CV joints and axles, the tie rods, the struts and mounts, the tires. Can Tom and Ray tell him what he forgot to look at?

Phil vs. Wife: Who's Right About ABS?

06.05.2014
Phil wants Tom and Ray to weigh in on a difference of opinion between himself and his wife. Tom says you're not supposed to pump the brakes when you have an anti-lock braking system, but his wife says she heard on MythBusters that it's safe. Find out how anti-lock braking systems work, right here. 

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