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Ten Tips for Avoiding an Interstate Pileup

01.23.2015

Car Talk guest blogger Jim Graham narrowly dodged being part of a 35-car pileup during a recent snow squall. How did he do it? See his 10 tips, right here.

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Auto News

01.23.2015

Toyota remains worlds biggest automaker. Vanilla remains world's most popular ice cream. Coincidence?

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In a Global Economy, "Buying American" is Kind of Complicated

01.22.2015

Don't make assumptions: Sometimes it's U.S.-built cars from Japanese companies that have the most domestic content. And U.S. content means direct U.S. jobs--at least 1.5 million of them--from a resurgent auto industry.

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Wife vs. Husband: Battle of the Turn Signals

01.22.2015

Can Car Talk help convince Barb's husband that he should always use his turn signals? 

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Today's Auto News

01.21.2015

Two million Progressive Snapshot customers may be at risk for car hacking. Good news! You qualify for safe driver discounts. Bad news! Kim Jong-un crashed your car. More auto news, right here.

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Today: What's the Deal With Worn Out Brakes?

01.20.2015

The rear brake pads on Gary's Chrysler Town and Country are worn out and Gary can't figure out why, since front brakes do most of the stopping and should wear out first. What gives? Car Talk's explanation, right here. 

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Despite $2 Gas, Consumers Still Buy Fuel Economy

01.19.2015

Bad gas mileage is the second-biggest reason car buyers reject cars they'd otherwise buy, says a new J.D. Power survey. So why is the Detroit show so enamored of huge horsepower?

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Auto News

01.16.2015

Auto show models getting $1,000/day to wrangle information from patrons. That’s $1 for every bozo that asks, “Do you come with the car?"

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Fuel Cells in Detroit: Hydrogen's Moment in the Sun

01.15.2015

Four automakers--Honda, Toyota, Hyundai and Mercedes--showed hydrogen-based cars at the North American International Auto Show. One even drives itself.

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Today: The Citroen Midwife

01.15.2015

Quentin's grand-niece was just born--en route to the hospital, in the back of his nephew's Citroen Xsara. Does this mean the car is part of the family now? 

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