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The Disappearing Tire Trick

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Dear Car Talk | Mar 27, 2020

You can see four but the car says three. What gives?

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Romanticizing Cars of Decades Past
Jan 15, 2020

Romanticizing Cars of Decades Past

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The quiet ride associated with behemoths has evolved over time

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The Harri, a concept car from German autonomy company Bertrand
Jan 10, 2020

CES 2020: Touring the Autonomous, Electric, Connected Cars

Jim Motavalli

The big Consumer Electronics Show is looking forward to self driving in infotainment-enriched pods. When will it happen? Well, that's still the big question.

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Ten Years Overdue for New Tires
Jan 09, 2020

Ten Years Overdue for New Tires

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Here's why it's way past time to retire these old tires

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The Golden Ray, half submerged off St. Simons Island
Jan 08, 2020

Down with the Ship: Cars in Davy Jones' Locker

Jim Motavalli

The 4,200 Hyundais and Kias underwater in Georgia are just the latest in a series of car shipping disasters.

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Getting Taken for a Ride at the Car Repair Shop
Jan 07, 2020

Getting Taken for a Ride at the Car Repair Shop

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Here's help on sorting the good shop reviews from the booooogus. 

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Bookshelf
Jan 03, 2020

Literary Rewrites: The Car Talk Treatment

Staff Blog

"Gregor Samsa awoke one morning to find himself transformed in his bed into a giant Volkswagen beetle." Car Talk rewrites literature's best opening lines.

My Headliner Is Falling, My Headliner Is Falling!
Jan 02, 2020

My Headliner Is Falling, My Headliner Is Falling!

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Sagging headliner repairs might stick it to your wallet.

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Mechanics Can Wave a Magic Wand
Dec 30, 2019

Mechanics Can Wave a Magic Wand

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This wizard's tool may get rid of a spell--or smell.

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Does My GPS Need an Update?
Dec 24, 2019

Does My GPS Need an Update?

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If you want to replace the old dashboard sextant, here are some options.

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