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We Got an Ice Resurfacer!

06.22.2014

Why on earth would somebody give Car Talk a perfectly good ice resurfacer? And what should we do with it now that we’ve got it? 

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Chevy and Google: Two Votes for Self-Driving City Cars

06.20.2014

The companies couldn't be more different, but both are working on tiny urban cars that could be completely autonomous. And the technology is here today.

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Tom and Ray Tick Off the Engineers!

06.19.2014

Tom and Ray's column about jacking up a Ford F-150 by the "pumpkin" ticked off some engineers. Read their mea culpa right here. 

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Teenage Daughter Won't Drive

06.17.2014

Lari's daughter is 19 but still has not gotten her driver's license. Tom and Ray say there are two schools of thought on motivating reluctant teens, the "Not My Problem" or the "Actual Parenting" schools. Who do you agree with? 

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NHTSA Goes After the Phones in Drivers' Pockets

06.16.2014

Should the Feds govern mobile apps in your car? Right now, it's one big, huge gray area. Some states fine you for navigating with your phone. Do you agree?

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Car Talk Pays Homage to Long-Suffering Dads Everywhere

06.15.2014

Just in time for Father’s Day, Car Talk Plaza staff paws through the vaults for one of our favorite father calls of all time. 

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American Car Fleet Hits a Record 252 Million

06.13.2014

We're keeping cars longer, and buying a lot of new ones. It's a formula for crowded roads.

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Husband to Blame for Bad Gas Mileage?

06.12.2014

Lois's husband gets terrible gas mileage when he drives, and Lois wants Tom and Ray to explain why. Her theory: That her husband's jackrabbit starts at lights are causing the drop in MPG. Whose side will Tom and Ray take? Find out here. 

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Today: Are Honda Brand Fluids Really Necessary?

06.10.2014

Stan's owners' manual insists that he use exclusively Honda fluids in his 2010 CR-V. Is there any truth to this claim, or is Honda just trying to send a couple of extra bucks to their dealerships? Tom and Ray's answer, right here. 

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All Aboard! Reno's Electric Shuttle Bus (Tomorrow's Answer Today)

06.09.2014

Reno operates a 25-cent downtown loop, joining cities like Louisville, Stockton, Worcester and San Antonio in advocating plug-in corridors. Bus maker Proterra points to its forthcoming "Telsa Model S of buses" as evidence that its going to conquer the world sooner rather than later.

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