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Teen Drivers: You Are Being Watched

12.30.2014

John is teaching his nephew how to drive wants to buy a speed inhibiting device, like the kind used in commercial fleets. The problem? Nobody seems to make these for the Honda Civic. Car Talk has another idea: An electric nanny to make sure the kid knows he's being watched. 

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Driving Costa Rica's Wild and Wooly Dirt Roads

12.29.2014

On Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula, you're bouncing in the ruts as you dodge dogs, iguanas, suicidal birds, ATVs and dust clouds. Relief arrives in the form of the sticky molasses that gets sprayed on the roads. 
 

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A Wellspring of Misinformation!

12.26.2014

Today: Marc's dealership told him that if he wants to avoid getting stuck on ice in his front-wheel drive Nissan Altima, he should always make sure to park with his right tires on the dry pavement. Is this how front-wheel drive cars work, or does his dealer have his head up his differential? Car Talk explains, right here.

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What's the Deal With Nitrogen-Filled Tires?

12.23.2014

Clem bought a Subaru Outback with nitrogen-filled tires and now she's wondering what to do if she gets a flat in the middle of nowhere and the nearest shop just has regular air. What's the real story with nitrogen-filled tires? Car Talk's take right here.  

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