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How to Stop a Car That Creeps on Hills While Parked


Poke's new Subaru Forester wants to roll away on hills. Is the engine, clutch, or parking brake the culprit?

which car fluids need to be replaced and when

Caring For a Truck That Sits


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


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


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

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


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


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?


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?


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?


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? 


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