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Is It OK to Shift into Drive While Rolling Backward?

Dear Car Talk

Dear Car Talk | Feb 14, 2019

Ray doles out mechanical and marital advise on the subject

transmissions marital advice Chevrolet Traverse 2012

Electric Vehicle at a charging station
Feb 12, 2019

Can a Car Be Too Quiet?

Dear Car Talk

How automakers cure those sneaky EVs

electric vehicles noises Chevrolet Volt 2017

Is Dealer on the up and up about This Transmission?
Feb 07, 2019

Is Dealer on the up and up about This Transmission?

Dear Car Talk

Will a hot transmission cost Michelle a cool five grand?

transmissions mechanics Toyota Highlander 2008

Rusted brake rotor
Feb 07, 2019

Bad Brakes: The Danger of Using Cheap Aftermarket Parts

Jim Motavalli

According to an industry critic, "A majority of the car fleet is driving around on rusted, compromised brake pads that are not designed to meet the original manufacturer’s requirements.”

Six speed manual VW Golf
Feb 06, 2019

Winter Wonders: Three Cars That Got Me Through Snow and Ice

Jim Motavalli

Back-to-back testers from Subaru, VW and Audi braved the sub-zero cold.

Mystery Hoses on Fuel Pump Go Nowhere
Feb 05, 2019

Mystery Hoses on Fuel Pump Go Nowhere

Dear Car Talk

This Ranger has thrown Robert a curveball

fuel pumps gas tanks gasoline Ford Ranger 1995

Detroit, MI in the 19th Century
Jan 25, 2019

My Motor City Roots

Jim Motavalli

My great-great-great grandfather was mayor of Detroit, and left an interesting legacy. His ex-slave cook became the toast of Paris.

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