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Do We Have a "Right to Drive"?

Jim Motavalli

Jim Motavalli | May 21, 2019

I say no. Cars aren't garden rakes, which by all means everyone can and should own. They have a major impact on our common planet, with congestion, pollution, and safety implications.

Raise Your Wipers to Beat the Winter Freeze
Apr 27, 2019

Raise Your Wipers to Beat the Winter Freeze

Dear Car Talk

It's easy to do and not too hard on the arms.

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Bad jokes about electricity
Apr 26, 2019

Electricity jokes are always current!

Staff Blog

Another edition of groan-worthy jokes to help you kill a few perfectly good minutes today.

lame jokes

Putting Diesel Fuel in a Gas Engine Is a Nonstarter
Apr 23, 2019

Putting Diesel Fuel in a Gas Engine Is a Nonstarter

Dear Car Talk

The fix will may keep you from making the same mistake.

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A bear mascot from Toyota, at the 2019 Shanghai Auto Show
Apr 23, 2019

Shanghai 2019: China's Amazing Auto Show

Jim Motavalli

China's auto shows are major extravaganzas, featuring not only the best of the West but new products and concepts from hundreds of domestic manufacturers.

When in Doubt, Drivers Steer toward the Shoulder
Apr 20, 2019

When in Doubt, Drivers Steer toward the Shoulder

Dear Car Talk

Sometimes you need a shoulder to drive on.

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Rodin's sculpture, "The Thinker"
Apr 17, 2019

Lame Jokes: Philosophy Edition

Staff Blog

Réné Descartes walks into a bar...

lame jokes

Original Prius Tires Might Be the Answer
Apr 14, 2019

Original Prius Tires Might Be the Answer to This Mystery

Dear Car Talk

A big drop in mileage has this Prius owner baffled.

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