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A Wellspring of Misinformation!

Today: Marc's dealership told him that if he wants to avoid getting stuck on ice in his front-wheel drive Nissan Altima, he should always make sure to park with his right tires on the dry pavement. Is this how front-wheel drive cars work, or does his dealer have his head up his differential? Car Talk explains, right here.

Husband to Blame for Bad Gas Mileage?

Lois's husband gets terrible gas mileage when he drives, and Lois wants Tom and Ray to explain why. Her theory: That her husband's jackrabbit starts at lights are causing the drop in MPG. Whose side will Tom and Ray take? Find out here. 

Winter Driving with the Pros: Alta Ski Area

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.

God Save the Clutch

Tesa has been driving stick for years but still harbors traumatic memories of learning to drive with her dad. She recently moved back to her home town and her dad thinks he's still obligated to remind her not to ride the clutch (which she wasn't doing anyway, thank you very much.) Is her dad right, or is he just being a pain in the tuchus? Find out what Tom and Ray think.

Bad News for Lynnay: Her Mother Is Right

Lynnay's mother is adamant that there is a right way to park, and equally adamant that Lynnay is doing it wrong. Tom and Ray explain how the transmission and the parking brake work together and weigh in on whether Lynnay is really destroying her transmission like mommy dearest says.

Could driving a vehicle at higher RPMs be more efficient?

Marie and her buddy both love to drive manual transmission vehicles, but their driving styles couldn't be more different. Which one of them is getting better gas mileage?

Today: What's the best way to approach a speed bump?

I live in a gated community with lots of speed bumps to deter speeding I am always amazed at the ingenious techniques people use when they go over speed bumps There is the one-wheel technique the diagonal technique and of...

Memorial Day Memo: Don't Drive Like an Idiot (or My Brother)

I prove that it's not hard to drive like a complete moron this holiday weekend. But you can also drive smart and actually save bundles of money at the pumps.

What's the best way to approach potholes: fast or slow?

Every year we face the pothole issue. However, this year seems to be the worst in recent memory. Potholes are so big this year where I live that they've been given names, like the craters on the moon. Did I...

Today: an age-old automotive conundrum gets answered.

For as long as I can remember, my dad has known the answer to everything practical; he's not the guy to talk to about matters of the heart, but for anything else he remains my go-to guy -- with one...


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