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That Faulty Air Bag Light Requires a Scan

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Dear Car Talk | Nov 23, 2017

Don't ignore or tape over this one, even if you have a helmet handy.

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May 09, 2017

How to Get Pet Hair Out of Car Upholstery

FIDO Blog

How to get pet hair off your car's upholstery. 

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If You Need Basic Information about Your Car, Check the VIN
May 04, 2017

If You Need Basic Information about Your Car, Check the VIN

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Steven needs to know exactly which model Ford F150 he owns. The answer is right in front of him--and it's not necessarily a trim piece.

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Pulled over for speeding
May 02, 2017

Speeding: How Fast Is Too Fast?

Tim Cotton

What can you get away with? We asked a cop. 

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Problematic New Car Sounds Like a Lemon
May 02, 2017

Problematic New Car Sounds Like a Lemon

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T.J.'s new car has been nothing but trouble. Should he bring it back to the shop again, or research lemon laws?

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May 02, 2017

If It Can Make It Here: The New Volkswagen e-Golf in Manhattan

Jim Motavalli

VW updated its electric e-Golf with more power and range. Since EVs are supposed to be city cars, I took it into the maelstrom that is Times Square.

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Apr 28, 2017

The Best Green Cars Under $40,000

Jim Motavalli

Hybrids, plug-in hybrids and battery cars are now competitively priced, and also competitive with the best mainstream entries.

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Intermittant Dying Is Probably Due to Bad Fuel Pump
Apr 27, 2017

Intermittant Dying Is Probably Due to Bad Fuel Pump

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This Honda's odyssey through the Black Hills was cut short by a mysterious stalling issue. The culprit might be an easy fix.

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Does One Flat Tire Require Purchasing Two?
Apr 25, 2017

Does One Flat Tire Require Purchasing Two?

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Chen is mix-and-matching tire inflation pressure to account for wear differences between a new tire and older ones. There are better options.

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Car's Low-Tire-Pressure Light Won't Turn off after New Tire Install
Apr 20, 2017

Car's Low-Tire-Pressure Light Won't Turn off after New Tire Install

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Patsy's RAV4 insists that it has low tire pressure. Her tire shop says everything is fine. What's the final verdict?

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