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Speeding up the Heat on a Chilly Morning

Dear Car Talk

Dear Car Talk | May 24, 2018

There's no shortcut 'switch' for getting the engine to warm up faster.

heating overheating thermostats

Do More Cylinders Mean Longer Engine Life?
Apr 19, 2018

Do More Cylinders Mean Longer Engine Life?

Dear Car Talk

Ray discusses cylinders, longevity, and dodo birds.

engines

Locked out by a Dead Fob
Apr 17, 2018

Locked out by a Dead Fob

Dear Car Talk

Here's how to get home when your key fob fails.

keys Toyota RAV4 2012

Stop-Start Feature Is Becoming More Common
Apr 12, 2018

Stop-Start Feature Is Becoming More Common

Dear Car Talk

But do stop-start features wear out engine parts faster? 

emissions starters Jeep Cherokee 2017

Martini glass
Apr 11, 2018

Literary Jokes

Staff Blog

Lame Joke: Charles Dickens walks into a bar and orders a martini...

lame jokes

The Wrong Tow May Have KO'd This Caddy
Apr 10, 2018

The Wrong Tow May Have KO'd This Caddy

Dear Car Talk

Improperly towing your all-wheel-drive vehicle can cause many problems.

transmissions AWD towing Cadillac Escalade 2000

Semi-truck trailer in median of highway
Apr 06, 2018

Cabbage Caption Contest

Staff Blog

Did you hear the one about the produce truck that flipped over? He was trying to make a cabbage roll. Read some truly terrible puns, right here.

caption contests

A Baseball Game
Apr 06, 2018

Lame Joke: The Baseball Game

Staff Blog

Do they play baseball in heaven? 

lame jokes

Apr 05, 2018

Kitten Caravan: Road Trips With Cats

FIDO Blog

We're suckers for a good story about a dog on a road trip. But dogs aren't the only pets that love life on the open road. 

pets Volkswagen

Ever Wondered If Drivers around You Are Blind?
Apr 05, 2018

Ever Wondered If Drivers around You Are Blind?

Dear Car Talk

We can't tell you if they are, but we can tell you that's not braille on this Ford's window switch.

Ford Focus 2002