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Good Scanner for Shade Tree Mechanic?

07.09.2015

Larry recently bought an OBDII/CAN scanner for $25. Should he have shelled out for a fancier model? Car Talk's answer, right here.

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Auto News for Wednesday, July 8

07.08.2015

Another lousy service from your pals at Car Talk Plaza.

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Did Dana's Strut Fix Itself?

07.07.2015

Dana recently broke a strut on a bad road. It came loose and was hanging down. A few days later, she loo'ked again, and the broken part was upright and in place again. What's going on here?

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Muscle Mania: Why Dodge's 707-Horsepower Hellcat Shouldn't Be Your Next Toy

07.07.2015

We're worshipping speed again, with automakers competing to offer outrageous supercars, and 60s' hot rods making crazy prices at auctions.

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Free Ride: The Hitchiking Brown Widow

07.05.2015

Would you pickup a hitchhiker? What if it was a brown widow spider? Maybe you already have... How this species uses cars to get around, right here.

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Auto News for Thursday, July 2

07.02.2015

New Hampshire 15th state to pass cellphone ban. "Hands Free or Die" new motto. More auto news from Car Talk, right here.

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Is it OK to Use Snow Tires Year Round?

07.02.2015

Over the winter, Leeanita got a Nissan Rogue that came with brand new snow tires. She loves the way they handle. Can she keep them on year-round? Car Talk's advice right here.

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Deadly Holiday Ahead: The Fourth of July is America's Most Dangerous Day

07.02.2015

The National Safety Council warns that we could have 385 deaths and 11,400 injuries over the three-day weekend. Will the carnage continue? Volvo says it will have fatality-free cars by 2020.

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Five Top Companies for Brand Loyalty (But Where's Tesla?)

07.01.2015

The new IHS Automotive loyalty survey favors big companies with diverse product lines. But I'm pretty sure Tesla deserves high honors here. Owners are fanatics.

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To Dump or Not to Dump: The Mechanic Who Didn't Call

06.30.2015

Would you stick with a mechanic who performed a $1000+ service without your permission? What if he's done great work for you in the past, even for free? That's Jeff's question to Car Talk today. Our advice, right here.

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