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Is Cecelia's Mechanic Aboveboard on Gasket Replacement?

01.01.2015
Cecelia's mechanic says he has to remove her entire windshield to replace a damaged gasket. Is this correct? Find out here, plus Car Talk's advice for how she can make this repair a bit less painful. 

Recycling Windshields: It's the Right Thing to Do

05.23.2014
Most windshields, made from a glass and plastic sandwich, end up in landfills. But Safelite recycled more than a million of them last year.

Today: Tom and Ray help Annah de-leakify her Camry's roof.

11.01.2010
A few years ago, our 1998 Camry started to leak water inside. This is a problem in Oregon, so we took it in for repair, and 500 dollars later, they told us that they cleared the "weep channels" in the sunroof. Evidently...

Today: Find out why Tom put Filippo Berio Olive Oil on his windshield.

02.01.2010
We had a big snowstorm this week. Not wanting to scrape the ice off my windshield, the night before the storm I looked around for something to put under my wipers to keep the ice off. Unable to come up...

Is it true that by placing a fist on your windshield you can prevent it from shattering?

05.01.2003
I am a Peace Corps volunteer in Gabon in Africa Maybe you've never been to Africa but generally despite romantic images of dirt roads leading off into dark forests most of the highways in Africa are paved Except in Gabon...

How do I remove self-inlicted scratches from my windshield?

09.01.1992
The windshield on my Lexus ES developed a film outside the surface cleared by the windshield wipers Normal glass cleaning liquid would not cut it So I tried cleaning the area with a green nylon pad called Scotch Bright along...

Why isn't there such a thing as windshield defrosters?

06.01.1992
Here's a question that perhaps you can answer I've spoken with several car salesmen who have yet to come up with an answer for me on this issue I don't think it's that difficult a question so I thought I'd...

Correction, it was the moulding!

11.01.1990
Several weeks ago you got a letter from a woman whose Honda Accord was whistling You suggested she have the doors and windows checked as that was a frequent source of whistles We have a Honda and it too whistled...

Will throwing hot water on an icy winshield break the glass?

07.01.1990
I HAVE A PLYMOUTH VOYAGER TO GET THE ICE REMOVED FROM MY WINDSHIELD ON WINTER MORNINGS I THROW HOT WATER ON IT NOT BOILING JUST HOT AND TURN ON THE WIPERS EVERYONE TELLS ME THAT ONE DAY I'M GOING TO...

Antenna woes...

11.01.1989
We have a lovely old ' Cadillac that suits our needs and comfort just fine We have one problem The car's antenna is in the windshield Since we got a new windshield years ago the radio reception has diminished so...


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