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Help! My Tank Keeps Getting Rear-Ended!

Paige has been rear-ended twice in an older pickup truck and it's getting old---not just the truck, but the accidents. What can newer vehicles offer that are better than the faithful old tank she's driving now?

Classic or "Modern Classic" for a New Driver?

Nancy's daughter wants a classic for her first car. How old can it be and still have some safety features?

Is this "Millennial" Falcon a Safe Bet?

Can an older car be upgraded to more modern safety standards? Ken's friend has his sights set on an older Ford Falcon. Is it family car material?

We Volunteer: Automakers Agree to Make Auto Emergency Braking Standard by 2022

Forget the slow "rulemaking," the feds say, lets start saving lives as soon as possible.

Time for Tougher Car Safety Ratings

The federal safety agency is making much-needed reforms to the rating system. Too many cars were getting five stars, and an update was badly needed.

Will In-Car Tech Last as Long as the Car?

Jose is new car shopping. He likes to keep his cars for at least ten years, but he's worried that all the new safety tech won't last as long as the actual car. What's Car Talk's take? Find out here.

Can Keyless Entry be a Deadly Option?

A new federal suit charges that automakers need to retrofit cars so that people don't leave them running in the garage--and invite carbon monoxide poisoning.

Will Auto Manufacturers Help Save Cyclists?

Over 700 cyclists died after being hit by cars, according to statistics from the most recent year available. Can we stop the carnage? Some auto companies think they can help. Here's how. 

Today: Seat Covers vs. Side Air Bags

The owner's manual for Maurine's 2009 Hyundai Sonata says that seat covers will inactivate the air bag response. But Maurine drives long distances and loves her padded seat covers. Is there a way around this? Tom and Ray say she's in luck! A solution exists for her problem and she can find it on . . . The Internet! Find out more, right here. 

Cars Talking to Each Other Will Save Lives, the Feds Say

It's called vehicle-to-vehicle communications, or V2V. And NHTSA says requiring it on all new cars can reduce accidents 70 to 80 percent.


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