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Mike vs. Housemate: Who's Right About Proper Fill-Up Technique?

Mike's housemate thinks it's OK to stretch the gas pump hose across your car when refueling but Mike thinks this is a bad idea. Who's right?

What's Causing Gas Smell at Stoplights?

Dan's car is running just fine, but he's been noticing the smell of gasoline when idling at stoplights. The mechanic hasn't been able to replicate the problem. Car Talk's advice for detecting the source of the leak, right here.

$2 a Gallon: What It Means

It doesn't mean a return to gas guzzlers, but 30-mpg crossovers will have a field day. And will they sell a lot of Ferraris and Lamborghinis in depressed Middle Eastern countries?

Futurist's New Year's Prediction: Gas Cars Will "Decline Massively" in 2016

Electric cars definitely are a "disruptive technology," but plugging-in cars will take a while. How long did it take to put horses out to pasture?

Did Refilling With Regular Wreck Howard's Mini?

Howard filled his new Mini Cooper S with regular for a full year before the dealer mentioned it would run better on premium gas. Now he's freaking out! Has he irrevocably damaged his car? Tom and Ray try to soothe Howard's worries with actual car info (plus some mental health suggestions). Read all about it! 

Boneheaded Mistakes: Gas Tank Edition

Bob accidentally dropped a rubber stopper into his gas tank. How much will this boneheaded mistake end up costing him? Tom and Ray say he's in luck! Find out why, right here.

Today: Shannon's Trailblazer Smells Like Gasoline

Shannon smells gas when she starts up her 2004 Chevy Trailblazer. She's seen two mechanics and they say there's nothing to worry about, but she doesn't want to drive her kids to school in a fire-trap. Can Tom and Ray put her mind at ease?

Today: Weed-Whacker Gas in Honda Accord?

Jeff has some leftover oil-gas mixture from his weed-whacker that he can't store over the winter. He wonders if it's safe to use to fuel his Honda Accord. Find out what Tom and Ray suggest, right here.

Running Out of Gas

With $4 fuel on the horizon, Americans are not only getting stranded, they’re also driving less. A majority of us want somebody to do something about pain at the pumps—but there aren’t a whole lot of options.

Today: The real difference between diesel and gasoline.

What is the difference between diesel and regular gasoline My boyfriend thinks that diesel is mixed with oil and he can't explain what is in regular gasoline that makes it different from diesel Please explain -- Corie TOM The main...


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