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Lame Joke: The Job Application

Staff Blog

Staff Blog | Oct 19, 2018

Crusty's young nephew, Cranky, applied for a position as mechanic at Click & Clack's garage. 

Changing to Synthetic Oil Is Slick and Easy
Oct 18, 2018

Changing to Synthetic Oil Is Slick and Easy

Dear Car Talk

A switch to synthetic oil should be a seamless transition.
 

oil oil changes maintenance Lexus ES 300 2006

1953 Allstate - car manufactured by Sears
Oct 17, 2018

Remembering When Sears, Roebuck Sold Cars

Jim Motavalli

Sears declared bankruptcy this week, done in by Amazon and online entities. It was no more successful in its efforts to become an automaker.

history auto industry

Raindrops Keep Falling on His Head
Oct 16, 2018

Raindrops Keep Falling on His Head

Dear Car Talk

Leaky sunroof defies repeated attempts to fix the problem

leaks Concours d'LeMons sunroofs Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 2016

GM's self driving car prototype
Oct 10, 2018

American Car Culture Is on a Collision Course with the Future

Jim Motavalli

The combination of electric, self-driving and connected cars is set to change everything.

Does "Sealed for Life" Really Mean It?
Oct 04, 2018

Does "Sealed for Life" Really Mean It?

Dear Car Talk

I bought a used 2006 Volkswagen Touareg. VW keeps saying the transmission is sealed for life, but 150,000 miles with the original fluid makes me nervous.

transmissions fluids Volkswagen Touareg 2006

Oct 02, 2018

What's Really Left in the Tank When the Gauge Reads "E"?

Dear Car Talk

I've always heard that when the gas gauge is on "E," there are still a few gallons in the tank. Is this true?

fuel economy

Ernest Hemingway's 1955 Chrysler New Yorker
Oct 02, 2018

Actor David Soul (Starsky & Hutch) Restores Hemingway's Chrysler--in Cuba

Jim Motavalli

The biggest problem in renewing Papa's old convertible is getting spare parts past the U.S. embargo.

history restoration Chrysler New Yorker

This Old Benz Needs Grounding
Sep 27, 2018

This Old Benz Needs Grounding

Dear Car Talk

A simple bad connection may be part of a frustrating power issue

electrical wiring batteries Mercedes-Benz 1979