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Cars are Safer Today, But Bigger Isn't Always Better

02.02.2015

A victory against carnage on the roads: A new insurance industry survey cites systems like ABS brakes, lane keeping and adaptive cruise control for protecting Americans from fatalities, and it also names some winners and losers. Nine cars have zero death rates, and the Kia Rio and Nissan Versa win the booby prize.

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Winter Tires: Here's Why You Need Them

01.30.2015

Remember when the first day of winter meant hauling out the snow tires? We've been fooled by "all-season radials" into thinking we don't need winter tires anymore, but who're we kidding?

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What's Causing Uneven Wear on Brake Pads?

01.29.2015

Robinson's brakes are wearing unevenly, and different shops are giving him conflicting reports on when he needs to get this job done. Can Car Talk explain waht's really going on? 

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Auto News for Wednesday, January 28

01.28.2015

Toyota promoting Mirai as if hydrogen tax credit never went away. Wonder how car salesmen got an idea like that?

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Today: The Friends and Family Discount

01.27.2015

Anne's son replaced her turn signal bulb. He wants $35, but should she demand the friends and family discount?

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Vintage Snowmobiles Designed to Kill You

01.27.2015

Modern snowmobiles are designed to transport nuts and Canadians across frozen lakes at triple digit speeds. These vintage snowmobiles were designed to maim, spindle, fold and mutiliate their riders.

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Automotive News!

01.26.2015

Kia recalls in 87K Fortes over fan fire issue. Rebrands them as having “Cold Weather Package.” 

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Back to the Future with the Futurliner!

01.26.2015

General Motors led the Parade of Progress with a dozen of these gorgeous streamliners from 1940 to 1956. Now they're worth millions, and the survivors are being restored.

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Ten Tips for Avoiding an Interstate Pileup

01.23.2015

Car Talk guest blogger Jim Graham narrowly dodged being part of a 35-car pileup during a recent snow squall. How did he do it? See his 10 tips, right here.

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Auto News

01.23.2015

Toyota remains worlds biggest automaker. Vanilla remains world's most popular ice cream. Coincidence?

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