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Rainy Day Mathematics

08.05.2014

Tim's noticed that he has to run his windshield wipers at a faster rate when in motion than he does when waiting at a light, and wants to know why. Tom and Ray say his question can be solved with calculus. Are they qualified to perform these advanced mathematical calculations? Find out here. 

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London's 100-mpg Taxis: The Mayor Loves 'Em

08.04.2014

Mayor Boris Johnson says the new plug-in hybrids, which look like traditional cabs, are "beautiful" and "a masterpiece."

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Oil Light vs. Dipstick: Which is More Accurate?

07.31.2014

The oil light came on in Scott's 1985 Mercury Grand Marquis, but when he checked the levels himself, they appeared to be fine. Find out which indicator Scott should believe, and why Tom and Ray say he should pony up the extra cash to get the sensor fixed, right here. 

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Today: A Good Time for a Second Opinion

07.29.2014

Donna's Toyota Sienna has been diagnosed with a $4800 repair. How can this be necessary at such low miles and given that Donna drives "like an old lady?" Tom and Ray think the estimate sounds high. Find out what Donna should do, right here.

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Coincidence? What Do You Think?

07.29.2014

Entirely random acts of the universe or something more? Car Talk talks to coincidence researcher Suzanne Clores who may be the only person in the history of our lousy show to describe accidentally tuning into Car Talk as "fortuitous". Read it all right here.

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Henry is 9 ~ PMC 2014

07.29.2014

Car Talk supports the Pan Mass Challenge ride to fight cancer. Won't you?

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Speeding Tickets Gone Wild! UK Edition.

07.28.2014

The Brits are planning to quadruple the maximum fines for speeding-- to over $15,000. Have they gone batty? Jamie Kitman considers the case. 

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Iceland Plugs In (With EV Chargers From Israel)

07.28.2014

The 240-volt Better Place stations that were to have made Israel the world's leading wired country have been diverted to Iceland, where abundant clean energy favors electric cars.

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The Andy Letter Revisited

07.26.2014

Do two people who know nothing know more, or less, than one person who knows nothing? We asked a pair of philosophers to answer Andy's famous question, once and for all. Plus an update from Andy himself, all right here. 

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With the Hyundai Sonata Eco Getting 32 MPG, is a Hybrid Necessary?

07.25.2014

It's a growing dilemma--conventional cars are getting so good it's hard to make the more expensive hybrid pencil out.

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