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Valve Clearance Adjustments: Necessary Service or Dealership Scam?

10.09.2014

John's Honda dealer says it's time for the valve clearance adjustment on his 2006 Honda Element. Do Tom and Ray recommend this service? Find out right here. 

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Car Talk Auto News

10.08.2014

Today: GM Tech Center named National Historic Landmark Building immediately condemned, recalled, due to faulty wiring. More auto news, Car Talk Style, right here. 

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Retired Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

10.07.2014

Lana has been loyal to reliable, affordable cars her whole life. Now that she's retired, she's thinking about getting something a bit more fun but she's afraid the repair bills might send her into shock. Can Tom and Ray recommend something that fits the bill? 

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Car Talk Auto News Roundup

10.06.2014

Today: Find out how to get a used Tesla, how many cars the average Bugatti owner has lying around, what Fiat has done to the Jeep 500X, and more in the Car Talk Auto News Update.

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