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Hit it With a Rock: DIY Repairs

12.19.2014

Mike's truck wouldn't start and a mechanic of a mechanic passing by suggested he hit the fuel-pump with a hammer while someone else tried to start the car. Can Car Talk explain why this method works and whether he still needs to replace the fuel-pump?

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Want a Classic Car from Cuba? You’d Be Better Off with Ray’s Colt Vista

12.19.2014

Want a classic car from Cuba? The miles may not have been kind to some of these classics! 

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Does a Faster Engine Equal a Faster Battery Charge?

12.18.2014

Today: Chris heard that you can recharge your battery faster by running your engine faster. Is this true? Car Talk weighs in, right here. 

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Classic Cars Are Better Investments Than Art, Real Estate and Wine

12.18.2014

Don't buy an Andy Warhol drawing for a nest egg, buy an old Porsche instead. The collector car market is in something of a bubble right now, but you can take advantage of it.

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Auto News

12.17.2014

Army Auctioning Decommissioned Humvees to Public, Prices Start at $10K. Army will call off drone target practice for additional $5,000.

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Is it OK to Disconnect the Battery for Eight Months?

12.16.2014

Vinnie has a Subaru Outback that he only uses for winter driving. He wonders if it's OK to disconnect the battery and leave it sitting for eight months out of the year. Car Talk's answer, right here. 

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Car Talk Auto News

12.15.2014

In a marketing ploy, Subaru is driving Japanese skiers up ski slopes -- because who wouldn’t want a car that handles like a chairlift? That, and more, in today's Auto News!

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Car Talk Auto News

12.12.2014

Land Rover is using augmented reality to sell cars that aren't there. Pre-pubescent boys momentarily look away from World of Warcraft ... then go back to it.

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Ford's Better Ideas: Improved SYNC, a New Focus RS and a Museum Tour

12.12.2014

Jim Motavalli heads to Ford country, and finds a new pocket-rocket Focus, improved (thankfully!) SYNC, and a not-half-bad tour of the company museum.

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Time to Feed the Guppies?

12.11.2014

Kathleen wants to know why there's a warning light on her mom's minivan that looks like a yellow-orange fishbowl. Our verdict? Bad icon design. Now Car Talk wants to know: What do you see?

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