The Latest on Cartalk.com

Latest on Cartalk.com

A Confederacy of Fishes

03.11.2016

What's the best way to move a 50 gallon-aquarium across the country? Surprise: It may not actually be a car.

Comments

Diesel vs. Hybrid: Which Is Cleaner?

03.10.2016

Barbara has a 2006 VW Jetta diesel that she's considering replacing. Is a Prius a good choice for her? Car Talk's advice here.

Comments

Auto News for Wednesday, March 9

03.09.2016

Stories from Volkswagen, Dodge, Crysler, Tesla and more.

Comments

The Big Battery Breakthrough (or Maybe Not)

03.08.2016

The Feds' ARPA-E agency says it has achieved the "holy grail" of cell development. Unfortunately, we've been down this road before.

Comments

Today: Mary Misses Her Minivan!

03.08.2016

Mary's buying a new car and has narrowed it down  to the Dodge Journey, Subaru Forrester, Ford Escape, Mitsubishi Outlander, Toyota RAV4 or Honda CR-V. What would Car Talk recommend? 

Comments

Auto News for Tuesday, March 8

03.08.2016

VW is months away from resolving diesel scandal. ““Relax, and take a deep breath,” execs tell public.

Comments

Tire Pressure: Will We Soon Set It and Forget It?

03.04.2016

Michelin is coming out with Auto Inflate, which will maintain the correct pressure as the tire turns. Right now it's only for heavy-duty trucks, but that's likely to change soon.

Comments

Auto News for Friday, March 4

03.04.2016

New-car loan amount, monthly payment hit high in Q4, Experian says… With many dealerships providing convenient in-house-of-cards financing.

Comments

Cruise Control Questions: What's the Best Way to Resume Speed?

03.03.2016

Richard notices that when he hits the "resume" on cruise control, it accelerates much faster than he would if he were accelerating manually. Is this good for his fuel economy? 

Comments

Meet the World's First Hybrid Car--Built in 1896

03.02.2016

An American genius named Harry Dey introduced the Armstrong Phaeton hybrid car to an indifferent world before the turn of the century. It had a self-starter, a semi-automatic transmission, and could run on gas, electric power, or both. The one example has just been restored and is headed for auction.

Comments

Pages

Support for Car Talk is provided by:

Donate Your Car,
Support Your NPR Station

...and get a tax break!

Get Started

Find a Mechanic


Go
Promo tile


Rocket Fuel