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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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And the Answer Is . . .

03.11.2014

We asked you to guess the make and model of this vehicle, and tell us whose turn it is to wash it next. Did you get it right? 

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Today: Windshield Wiper Marketing Etiquette

03.10.2014

Andrew belongs to a car club and he leaves flyers on the windshields of cars that are the right make and model to benefit from the club's services. Fifteen years ago, new members would say they were happy to get the flyer; now the owners get upset if they catch Andrew in the act. What gives? Tom and Ray say the culture has changed. Find out why, and read their suggestions for having a bit of fun with these angry drivers, right here.

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Vote Now for the Best Road Sign Ever

03.09.2014

"Caution: No Warning Signs" vs. "Private Sign: Do Not Read"... A collection of the worst (best?) roadsigns of all times, plus a chance to vote for your favorite, right here. 

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Today: When to Use Four-Wheel Drive

03.07.2014

Claudine's daughter just got a used Honda CR-V, her first four-wheel drive, and Claudine wants to know how to get the best use out of it. Tom and Ray say her daughter picked the best kind of four-wheel drive--the automatic kind. Find out why this is safer in difficult conditions and more effective in everyday road driving, as well. 

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Car Talk Crossword Puzzle Challenge!

03.07.2014

UPDATED! Puzzler Master Will Shortz was on Car Talk this weekend! In honor of his appearance with Tom and Ray, we challenge you to solve this crossword puzzle all about... us! No kidding. It's authored by a Car Talk fan and actual New York Times crossword creator. (What's a smart guy like that doing listening to our show? That's the real puzzle.)

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Pedestrian Deaths Down (But the Toll's Still Too Damned High)

03.07.2014

The number of fatalities fell by nearly nine percent in the first half of 2013, but that's still nearly 2,000 deaths. A combination of smart urban design and safety-conscious cars could bring that number to zero.

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Tesla's Gigafactory: Meeting Today's Big Battery Demand

03.06.2014

Elon Musk is betting big (up to $5 billion) on a gigantic battery plant. It definitely makes sense in the short term, but will lithium-ion eventually be replaced with hugely efficient solid-state technology? Whatever Tesla builds should be ready for a retrofit.

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What is the Sound of One Door Closing?

03.06.2014

Doc wants Tom and Ray to settle a bet. He claims that a person can tell the difference between a Chevy and a Ford based on the sound the door makes when closing. His friends say he's nuts and a a large bar tab hangs in the balance. What will Tom and Ray decide? 

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Outed: Our 500,000th Facebook Fan

02.28.2014

Somebody just made a terrible decision. Meet Jeremy Lyons, our 500,000th Facebook fan...

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