And the Right Car for an Aspiring Executive Is...

01.31.2013

Tom and Ray counsel Gareth, an  MBA student who wants to trade in his '98 Ford Ranger for something with a little more flash. Find out why they think a lowly student has no business buying a Porsche or an Alfa Romeo.

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Today: Shannon's Trailblazer Smells Like Gasoline

01.29.2013

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?

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Today: You're Asking the Wrong Guys

01.24.2013

Celina's pick-up truck prefers the mountains; whenever it gets close to sea level, it refuses to start. She wants Tom and Ray's advice, but they think there's a better place for her to find answers. Find out where she should look, right here.

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Today: How Ethical is Shopping Around?

01.22.2013

Khai likes to do his own repairs but he's not confident about his diagnoses. Is it fair for him to ask a shop to make a diagnose but then use that information to do his own work? Tom and Ray weigh in on this mechanical, ethical dilemma.

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That's Detective Magliozzi to You!

01.15.2013

Prosecuting attorney Kat needs Tom and Ray's help to solve a crime! Some thieves messed with the dome light in an elderly woman's car so that it wouldn't turn off. While one of them was "helping" her fix the light, the accomplices sneaked into her house and ransacked the place. Can Tom and Ray figure out what they did to the dome light and help Kat get the bad guys?

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Technically Correct Is Technically Annoying

01.10.2013

Russell has a theory about saving gas by slowing down when driving up hills. Tom and Ray agree that he's not exactly wrong, but they can't quite bring themselves to endorse his idea either. Read Russell's only-partially-bogus theory right here.

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Today: Can Mary Settle for Four Cylinders?

01.08.2013

Mary has always relied on six-cylinder engines to get to her home up a long, steep hill. She's ready for a new car but worries that a four-cylinder won't hold up over time. Tom and Ray think she might be pleasantly suprised by modern, high-powered four-cylinder engines. Will they convince Mary to make a switch?

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Today: Weed-Whacker Gas in Honda Accord?

01.03.2013

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.

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Old Snow Tires and New Math

01.01.2013

Paul traded in his Prius for a new one in the spring. His mechanic says it's safe to use his old snow tires, but since there's a tiny size difference, it will affect the accuracy of the odometer and speedometer. Paul thinks this will be a tough story to sell to the nice officer if he gets pulled over for speeding. Can Tom and Ray help him crunch the numbers or should he just "fuggedaboutit"?

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Help for Sue's Sister's Sandy-Soaked Cars

12.27.2012

Sue wants to help her sister's family. Their cars were hit by Hurricane Sandy and though the cars are running fine at the moment, their mechanic says the electrical system is wrecked. Is this right? Tom and Ray explain what can go wrong when an electrical system gets wet.

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Peter's Prius-Repelling Driveway

12.27.2012

Peter's driveway is cut steep and all his Prius-driving friends scrape their cars on the curb when they stop by. He's shopping for a new car and would love to get a Prius for himself, but worries about scraping the car on the sidewalk every day. Can Tom and Ray help him, or will Peter have to give up his hybrid dream?

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Today: Shirley's Husband's Terrible Advice

12.20.2012

Shirley's husband says she can get better traction if she "wiggles" the steering wheel when she takes corners, especially when driving in rain and snow. On a scale of one to completely bogus, how bad is this advice?

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Gayle's Not Ready to be Married to a Geezer

12.18.2012

Gayle's active, fit and busy husband has started driving like a geezer. He's not yet 70 but he's already driving 20 miles per hour below the speed limit. Can Tom and Ray help or are they too far gone themselves?

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Shake, Rattle, Roll and Hand Over Your Wallet

12.13.2012

Kyle's Toyota Tundra makes a loud noise when driven between 22 and 45 mph. The local mechanics and the dealership are totally stumped.Tom and Ray advise Kyle to hold onto his wallet "tightly and dearly" for the news is not great.

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To Garage or Not to Garage

12.11.2012

Can Tom and Ray settle a dispute between Evelyn and her boyfriend? He says keeping the car in a garage shortens the life of the car. But Evelyn is pro-garage. She thinks it's good for the car. Who's right?

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