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Time to Feed the Guppies?

12.11.2014
Kathleen wants to know why there's a warning light on her mom's minivan that looks like a yellow-orange fishbowl. Our verdict? Bad icon design. Now Car Talk wants to know: What do you see?

The Case of the Disappearing Dashboard Lights

10.03.2013
Steve is a private eye, but there's one case he hasn't been able to crack--the dashboard lights in his surveillance van flicker on and off while he's driving. Can Tom and Ray solve this mystery? How much scratch will Steve have to lay down to fix his little problem? Ever wonder what private eyes drive nowadays? Find out, right here. 

Tell Me Again Why They're Called "Idiot Lights"...

03.14.2013
Travis's Subaru was running hot, but he was almost to his destination so he kept driving. Then he drove home again. Tom and Ray say there are a couple circumstances where the "wait until you get home to figure out what's wrong" approach can cost you several thousands of dollars, and this is one of them. Find out why you should always pull over if your car is running hot, right here.

Today: The Case of the Missing Fuel Cap Flap

12.20.2011
Kate tries to get to the bottom of the "check fuel cap" light that keeps appearing on her dash. Is she looking at a costly visit to the dealer?

Is that nagging brake light a big deal for Emma?

08.01.2010
I remember listening to your radio show, "Car Talk," with my parents when I was a little kid, and hearing my mom say about a billion times that one of you had the same kind of car she had. That...

Every wonder how the "Low Tire Pressure" warning light works?

05.01.2010
I have enjoyed your column for years and have always admired your bottomless knowledge and advice for car owners, abusers, know-nothings and BYMs (backyard mechanics). I have but one question I need you to resolve, and then I can drive...


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