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Today: Did Evelyn's Grandson Wreck Her Engine?

09.19.2012

Evelyn's grandon borrowed her car and when she got it back it was out of coolant. She loaned it to him again and now the entire engine needs to be replaced. Tom and Ray have some ideas for Evelyn and a few more ideas for her speed-demon grandson. Find out what they recommend, right here.

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I Spy... Volvo's Animal Avoidance System (about Two Years Down the Road)

09.17.2012

Frequently find yourself eye-to-eye with Bullwinkle? Car Talk’s Wildlife Guru reports on a unique, new safety feature that just might prevent an accident.

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Name Tom and Ray's Cars!

09.15.2012

Think cars should have names? How about the heaps Tom and Ray have driven over the years? We're taking your suggestions!
 

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Electric Cars By the Numbers

09.14.2012

A growing number of attractive models, high gas prices and growing public acceptance led to strong sales numbers for electrics and hybrids in August. And with more cars on the road, we're getting a sense of how people are using them.

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