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Futurist's New Year's Prediction: Gas Cars Will "Decline Massively" in 2016

12.30.2013

Electric cars definitely are a "disruptive technology," but plugging-in cars will take a while. How long did it take to put horses out to pasture?

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Clock is Cheap: Jeep Liberty Losing Time

12.26.2013

Atom's Jeep Liberty is losing time and he's worried that it might be a sign of a bigger problem with the vehicle. Tom and Ray say it's a sure sign of a bigger problem--Chrysler used cheap parts. Atom's best solution is an oldie, but a goodie. Find out what they recommend, right here. 

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Today: Still Not OK to Overuse the Clutch.

12.24.2013

Joe's a self-proclaimed old-timer who's driven manuals his whole life, always taking care never to keep the clutch depressed at stoplights. Now he has a newish Mini Cooper and he's wondering if the wisdom is still true. Tom and Ray say nothing's changed and he should keep up the good work. Find out how this will prolong the life of both the clutch and the release bearing, right here. 

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5 Oddball Car Moments in 2013

12.23.2013

If 2013 was this weird, what should we expect from 2014?

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Ten of the Best

12.21.2013

From Tesla to Caterman, Jamie Kitman lists his top ten cars of 2013 - plus a bonus car.

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Today: The Leaky Ford F-150

12.19.2013

Deb's back window is leaking and she wonders if she can replace it on the cheap from junkyard parts. Tom and Ray think her window is probably fine--it's the weatherstripping that needs to go. Find out why weatherstripping should always be new, and why Tom and Ray say it's dangerous to park a 15 year old car at a junkyard, right here. 

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Snow Patrol: All-Wheel Drive Won't Help Without Winter-Friendly Tires

12.17.2013

My 2014 BMW has AWD and traction control, but it slipped all over the road during the recent winter storm. Why? Blame the performance tires.

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Something We Think is Pretty Cool

12.17.2013

New bike helmets that keep you safe without messing up your stylish locks.

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The Twelve Days of Christmas

12.17.2013

Move over Lords-a-Leaping, it's the Twelve Days of Christmas, Car Talk style and Tom and Ray have taken over the gift giving. What do they have in store for you today? Find out right here!

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Why Car Shows Are Weird

12.16.2013

Hint: It might have something to do with monkeys, the next Sandra Bullock and/or German drywallers.

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