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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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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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People Lie on Their Car Insurance Forms. Who Knew?

03.11.2014

So what do insurance scofflaws lie about? Pretty much everything, from their driving record to the people (including teenagers) who will actually drive the car. Officially, cars left out on the street are officially tucked away in a locked garage.

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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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