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Pothole FAQ: All About Those Big Holes in the Road

03.21.2014

What causes potholes? Which states have the biggest? And do I have any recourse if my car gets damaged? Good luck with that last one. Everything you've ever wanted to know about potholes, this way. 

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Carstaches: Tom Selleck vs. John Waters

03.20.2014

Today: Tom and Ray counsel Nathan who is just a bit concerned that his "carstache" might be blocking the external temperature sensor on his 2007 Dodge Calibur. Tom and Ray say the external sensor isn't a big deal, but he should be a little concerned about blocking the radiator. How he can check, plus a discussion of the ideal mustache for a car, this way. 

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Total Recall: GM Bites the Bullet

03.20.2014

"Unmitigated crap cans from the day they left the factories... these flawed, uncompetitive machines bespoke GM’s utter indifference to cars as it chased rich SUV profits..."

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What's Next After the Car?

03.19.2014

We're still working on those crazy Popular Science ideas from the 1950s--flying cars, anti-gravity belts, jet packs, but at least the Hyperloop is new. We may be stuck with automobiles for a while.

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Hell Hole

03.18.2014

A rip in the very fabric of space and time? One need look no further than rural Vermont roads for terra firma's own version of a black hole.

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Today: Will Leaking Axle Clamps Cause Problems?

03.17.2014

Karen's oil change guys say the axle clamps are leaking on her Subaru Outback. The dealership says it's not a big deal. Who should Karen believe? Tom and Ray say her dealership sounds lazy...but that doesn't mean that they're wrong! Read their advice to Karen, right here. 

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Sakti3's Big Claim: EV Batteries with Double the Energy Density and Half the Weight and Cost

03.13.2014

If Sakti3's thin-film solid state batteries live up to their promise, then electric vehicles are about to change very dramatically, very quickly.

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Okay to Use Cruise Control While Towing?

03.13.2014

Russell uses his 2009 GMC Sierra to tow a 6500 pound trailer. His friends all say he's crazy to use the cruise control with something in tow but he can't find any cautions against this in the owner's manual. Tom and Ray say he should be fine as long as the area isn't hilly. Read their full recommendation (and find out why this includes doubling up on the Depends) right here. 

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Which Public Radio Host Are You?

03.11.2014

Find out now with this quiz from our pals at WFAE Charlotte.

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Guess That Car: Car Wash Special

03.11.2014

It's time to play... Guess That Car! Name the make and model of this sorry vehicle, plus a few bonus questions for those of you with a lot of time to kill. 

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