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Winter Arrives: A History of Snow Plows, Winter Tires, and More

01.20.2016

January is blowing a wintry blast across America, and it's time to think about snow removal--and driving on safe tires.

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Mechanic vs. Manual: When's the Right Time to Change Fluids?

01.19.2016

Leroy can't get a straight answer on when to change the transmission fluids in his older cars. Can Car Talk set the record straight? 

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Brilliant or Bogus? Vote now.

01.18.2016

Some people love to save a buck... Did skipping the body shop pay off? Vote now.

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Five Things We Wish VW Got Right with the BUDD-e "Microbus" Concept

01.18.2016

Volkswagen announced the BUDD-e concept at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. It's supposed to be the modern Microbus, but that's really not what it is.

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Auto News for Wednesday, January 18

01.18.2016

News stories from Ford, FCA and more. 

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Auto News for Friday, January 15

01.15.2016

News from G.M., Nissan, Tesla and more.

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Turd of the Week: Ford Fiesta

01.15.2016

This week's honoree takes home the prize for rough shifting and worse--transmission failures. 

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Nadine's Motorhome is Running Hot: Can Car Talk Help?

01.14.2016

Nadine's 2002 Class C Motorhome runs fine, but produces so much heat on the passenger side that it's uncomfortable to ride in, even with the AC on full blast. What does Car Talk suggest? 

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2017 Honda Ridgeline: The Return of the Front-Wheel-Drive Pickup

01.13.2016

It's been 32 years since a front-wheel-drive pickup was available in the United States. Where'd they all go?

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In Detroit, Electric Cars on the Turntables--Whether the Public Wants Them or Not

01.13.2016

One in three new car sales is now an SUV, but it was plugs that dominated in Detroit. Why, if the public is looking elsewhere? Well, there's a little thing called CAFE, and it means that automakers have to reach 54.5 mpg by 2025. That means electrics and plug-in hybrids.

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