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Catch You on the Flip-Flop, Good Buddy

06.12.2015

How one terrible song drove Tom Bodett away from civilization and into the wilds of Alaska.

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Before Bluetooth: The History of Car Audio for Dopes

06.12.2015

You kids have it easy. You jump in the car with your phone in your pocket and your car is smart enough to recognize the music there and starts playing it automatically, LIKE MAGIC. In my day, we had primitive methods for getting music in the car AND WE LIKED IT. Here's a look at how we got music in cars in the days before Bluetooth.

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Auto News for Friday, June 12

06.12.2015

Honda will take further charges of $363 million for Takata airbag recalls. Ouch, that hurts, but not as much as metal shards sprayed from your steering wheel.

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Seven Great Summer Driving Songs, and Six Misses

06.11.2015

Some songs are perennial reminders of the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer. Others just make your headache worse.

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What's the Lifespan of a Spare Tire?

06.11.2015

Gordon wants to put a bike rack on his 14 year old RAV-4, but he'd have to remove the tire cover to do so. Will this impact the life of his spare? Car Talk's advice, right here.

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Auto News for Wednesday, June 10

06.10.2015

In Miami, your Uber driver might be an NFL player. But the guys with the huge pink beards are NHL players driving for Lyft. More auto news here. 

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Which Brakes Have Most Gripping Power?

06.09.2015

James wants to get the brake pads with the best grip and doesn't care about noise or brake dust. What should he buy? 

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Beware Masquerading Flood-Damaged Cars From Texas

06.09.2015

The used-car market is at risk of inundation from prettied up cars that were underwater during the big Lone Star storms.

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Automotive News: Monday, June 8

06.08.2015

Ford running short of F-150 frames. But to meet demand, they will offer an optional frameless "Floppy-150." More auto news here. 

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As If There Wasn't Enough Reason to Love Gabby Giffords, She Rode a Scooter

06.05.2015

There are a million reasons to love retired United States Representative Gabby Giffords, most of which center on her heroic recovery from an assassination attempt in 2011. But last week, on her Facebook page she celebrated Throwback Thursday with a great photo from her college days, astride a Lambretta motorscooter. Throughout her career in Congress, she was an advocate for motorcyclists. 

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