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Swing and a Misfire for This Honda Civic's Engine Diagnosis
Oct 18, 2019

Swing and a Misfire for This Honda Civic's Engine Diagnosis

Dear Car Talk

Find out how spark plugs, Perry Mason, and grilled squirrels can be related to fixing a Civic.

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 Did the Mechanic Cause My Oil Leak?
Oct 15, 2019

Did the Mechanic Cause My Oil Leak?

Dear Car Talk

Sometimes it's a matter of miles, not the mechanic.

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Rows of theater seats
Oct 08, 2019

Bad Jokes: A Seat Hog at the Theater

Staff Blog

At the theater, an usher approaches a man who has stretched out over three seats. He asks him to sit up, but the man simply says, "Uhhhhh."

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I Don't Want to Take My Parents' Crown Vic to College
Oct 08, 2019

I Don't Want to Take My Parents' Crown Vic to College

Dear Car Talk

Ray explains the virtues of a hand-me-down bargemobile

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Pondering the Life of My Prius' Battery
Oct 03, 2019

Pondering the Life of My Prius' Battery

Dear Car Talk

Their healthy track record should ease this owner's mind.

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Carburetor Care for a Sixties Chevy Nova
Oct 03, 2019

Carburetor Care for a Sixties Chevy Nova

Dear Car Talk

Fix it or buy it -- it all depends on your skill level.

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The first patented turn signal
Oct 03, 2019

The Strange but True History of the Turn Signal

Jim Motavalli

Credit a silent film star (whose mother invented the electric windshield wiper) with this important safety device.

One of These Tires Is Not like the Others
Sep 27, 2019

One of These Tires Is Not like the Others

Dear Car Talk

This VW owner is losing patience with a tire that's losing air

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