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What's Causing Car to Stay Cool?


Catherine's 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee appears to be running cold. What does Car Talk suggest? Find out here.


PRO TIP: Don’t Try To Drive a Mazda Miata Through a Flood


The Boston area has experienced about a year’s worth of rain in the last 24 hours, and it’s flooding areas that are generally never underwater. As this driver found out, a Mazda Miata might not be the best option for fording a river.


How Serious Is Filling Your Car With Diesel Fuel? We Talk to the Experts


The Brockton Enterprise reports this week that fuel supplier inadvertently filled an underground gas tank with diesel fuel, rendering dozens of cars in town inoperable. We talked to AAA Car Doctor John Paul and Car Talk about the issue to learn what you can do if it happens.


All New Cars Look Alike Is Not A New Idea


A frequent comment under stories about new car design is “All these new cars look alike.”  While that may be true, it is not a new sentiment.



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