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How to Paint a Car With a Bucket of Rust-Oleum and a Roller

07.14.2015

A couple of years ago, a reader named Karen wrote in to Car Talk's newspaper column, asking if there was a solution to peeling paint on her Toyota. They responded, "Have you ever heard of Rust-Oleum, Karen?" It may have been a joke, but I took it seriously.

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Today: Six is the New Eight

07.14.2015

Bruce is buying a new car and wonders if a six cylinder Buick will deliver the same performance he got out of his eight cylinder Grand Marquis. Car Talk's cylinder math, right here.

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Auto News for Monday, July 13

07.13.2015

Nearly 200,000 Hummers Recalled After Fires Are Reported to G.M. For more information, Google the term "Justifiable Arson".

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The Millennials: Actually, They're Just Like Everybody Else

07.13.2015

That thing about millennials not caring about owning cars? Forget about it, now 91 percent of them think car ownership is important.

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