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Auto News for Friday, May 8

05.08.2015

BMW celebrates 40 years of the 3-series. If you don’t know the difference between a BMW and a porcupine by now..

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What's Wrong With the Wipers?

05.07.2015

The wipers on Brad's '96 Caprice Classic work fine on low and intermittent, but when he turns them up to high, they freeze up. What's Car Talk's diagnosis?

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Auto News for Wednesday, May 6

05.06.2015

Jeeps, repaired in recall, catch fire, prompting new inquiry. It’s still a Jeep thing. You wouldn’t understand. 

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Today: MIG Welding an Older Truck?

05.05.2015

Car Talk's advice for MIG welding: get the right eye protection, and try not to set your car, your house or your hair on fire. Read the rest, right here.

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How's This for Dumb? Leaving Your Keys in the Car.

05.05.2015

Car theft is down nationally, but it would be at '60s levels if we'd just stop with this one dope-slap-deserving move.

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Auto News for Monday, May 4

05.04.2015

Police in southern China raid office of car-hailing app Uber. Chinese officials left satisfied after seeing that Uber drivers work very long hours for very little money. 

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10 Road Trip Cars Better Than Bugsy's Van

05.01.2015

Many, many years ago, I drove Ray, John “Bugsy” Lawlor and the Boston Globe’s John R. White from Boston to Detroit in what was called “The Enlarged Prostate Express.” We made the trek in Bugsy’s 15-passenger Ford Econoline. There were better cars to make that trip in. Pretty much ANY car is a better car than something with the aerodynamic profile of a tool shed.  

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From Cattle to Cars: Kansas City's Transportation Hub

05.01.2015

Ranchers once drove the beef to the rail head in centrally located Kansas City; now it's automakers and their suppliers that reap the benefits of building plants there.

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Auto News for Friday, May 1

05.01.2015

Tesla Powerwall expands EV battery tech to homes, businesses. Elon Musk heard cackling as he mounts the head of the Energizer Bunny on his wall.

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Today: The Rattling GMC Jimmy

04.30.2015

Today: What's causing Becki's 2001 GMC Jimmy to rattle? And is it going to take her over the nearest cliff? Car Talk's advice right here.

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