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Why Does the Defroster Make Shirley's Kia Run Rough?

03.05.2015

Shirley's defroster seems to make her engine run rough. Has Car Talk ever seen this before?

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Automotive "Firsts." (And Here Come the Arguments!)

03.04.2015

Who was first with the license plate, the automatic transmission, the disc brakes, the turn signal, and more? Here's what we found. (And feel free to challenge us!)  

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Auto News for Wednesday, March 4

03.04.2015

Harsh winter slowed February auto sales. “Shovel for Savings” specials apparently not so effective after all.

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Did Julia Cause Brake Failure?

03.03.2015

Julia's brakes failed, and she had heard that driving with the parking brake on can cause the brakes to give out. Is that what happened to her? See Car Talk's answer and post your own guess, here.

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Gone in 60 Seconds: Using High-Tech DNA Coding to Stop Car Theft

03.03.2015

Will your next car be sprayed with DNA, to catch the bad guys? See how the next generation of security systems will work. 

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Auto News for Monday, March 2

03.02.2015

Hyperloop starts construction next year with test track. We called it here first: Elon Musk’s last words: “Hey, watch this!"

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Auto News for Friday, February 27

02.27.2015

U.S. Congressman seeks federal ban on red light cameras. Now we know who's been blowing all those red lights

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Why Won't Car Pass Inspection?

02.26.2015

Nadine's son's car won't pass the smog inspection until he gets a new catalytic converter. Car Talk thinks someone pulled a fast one on him when he bought the car. 

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Auto News for Wednesday, February 25

02.25.2015

Queen Elizabeth II is hiring a new chauffeur. We nominate Ozzie Osborne. More auto news, this way. 

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What To Expect When Apple Makes A Car

02.25.2015

Apple is apparently working on an automobile. Owning one is going to be a little different. Car Talk's worst case scenario, here. 

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