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Jan vs. Husband: Does Underfilling Gas Cause Rust?

Today: Car Talk settles a dispute between Jan and her husband about rust, gasoline filler pipes, and underfilling a tank. The wager? A nickel. Find out who wins here.

Jan vs. Husband: Rental for a Road Trip?

Is it cheaper to rent on long road trips, or to drive your own car? Car Talk weighs in on Jan's problem.

Wife vs. Husband: Battle of the Turn Signals

Can Car Talk help convince Barb's husband that he should always use his turn signals? 

Is this Transmission Dishwasher-Safe?

David wants Tom and Ray's permission to keep using the family dishwasher to clean his auto parts, but his wife and kids are crying "poison!" Is this an OK use for a home dishwasher--or will David find his major appliance privileges revoked?

Hands-Free Driving?

Maria needs Tom and Ray's help to convince her husband that it's important to actually grip the steering wheel while driving. Her husband prefers a more hands-off approach, but he says he'll keep both hands on the wheel if Maria can find some statistics proving this is safer. Can Tom and Ray say anything to convince this guy of the error of his ways? 

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. 

Will vs. Wife: Engine Wear and Tear

Will thinks driving 55 mph is easier on his car's engine and uses less fuel, but his wife argues that going 75 mph means the engine is running for less time and is therefore doing less work. Who's correct? Will's male ego is riding on Tom and Ray's reply. 

Husband Vs. Wife: The Grating Parking Brake

Today, Carolyn writes in to ask Tom and Ray to settle a marital dispute. She hates the sound the parking brake makes when it engages. Carolyn's logic is that since you can avoid the the sound by holding in the release button while you engage the brake, this must be better for the car somehow. Her husband doesn't seem to care. Get Tom and Ray's verdict on this important topic, right here.

Today: Tom and Ray as Wedding Planners?

A groom-to-be writes to Tom and Ray for advice about his upcoming wedding reception. He wants to stop the maid of honor from covering his beloved car in "Just Married" decorations after the ceremony. We usually leave this sort of thing to "Dear Abby"; can Tom and Ray help out this time?

Do Opposites Attract... For Cars?

Automotively speaking, do opposites attract?


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