Blogs

Man on Bicycle
Jan 11, 2018

The dog, the bicycle and the old man.

Staff Blog

"Has old man Jones talked to you about your dog yet?" asked the neighbor. Read the end of this terrible joke, right here.

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Intermittent Battery Failure Points to Power Drain
Jan 11, 2018

Intermittent Battery Failure Points to Power Drain

Dear Car Talk

A new-ish Ford Edge loses its charge after sitting a few days. What's the culprit?

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Clive Birtles and dog, Wowser, in Flanders Touring Car, 1912
Jan 11, 2018

Wowser and Dinkum's Australian Road Trip

FIDO Blog

What's the story behind this photo? Car Talk's animal experts did some research and here's what they found.

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California examines driving under the influence of marijuana.
Jan 09, 2018

The Problem of Influence

J.C. Howard

California examines driving under the influence of marijuana.

Can a Fair Weather Prius Handle Boston Snow?
Jan 09, 2018

Can a Fair Weather Prius Handle Boston Snow?

Dear Car Talk

Fact or Fiction: Priuses don't function in cold weather.

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Cars and bicycles on road
Jan 08, 2018

The Dutch Reach

J.C. Howard

Opening your car door like the Dutch can save lives.

Subaru buried in snow
Jan 07, 2018

Seven Winter Driving Tips You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Before

Jim Motavalli

You know all about checking the antifreeze and properly inflating the tires. Here are some life lessons learned through bitter (cold) experience. Written with the thermometer at 9 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Is Buying an Old Car a Good Idea, Even If It Is Pristine?
Jan 04, 2018

Is Buying an Old Car a Good Idea, Even If It Is Pristine?

Dear Car Talk

Your neighbor's old showroom-condition car may be a dud...or a deal.

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Tom and Ray working.
Jan 02, 2018

Want Ray's Help? Ask Car Talk a Question!

Staff Blog

Got a car problem? Want Ray's help? Send your question to our newspaper column, right here!

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