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Is It OK to Shift into Drive While Rolling Backward?

Dear Car Talk

Dear Car Talk | Feb 14, 2019

Ray doles out mechanical and marital advise on the subject

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Has Aluminum Increased Ford F-150 Repair Costs?
Dec 27, 2018

Has Aluminum Increased Ford F-150 Repair Costs?

Dear Car Talk

The reasons behind the answer might surprise you.

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Eggs Benedict served on a hubcap
Dec 24, 2018

Lame Joke: Holiday Edition

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A man walks into a diner. The waitress comes over with some coffee and a menu. "What'll it be?" she asks.

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This Volvo's Engine Shifts as Often as the Transmission
Dec 20, 2018

This Volvo's Engine Shifts as Often as the Transmission

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One or more weak motor mounts could be the cause of clunking.

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Henry Ford, driving a Model A in 1931.
Dec 19, 2018

Henry Makes a Lady Out of Lizzie: The Last Days of the Model T

Jim Motavalli

Stubborn Henry Ford held out against replacing his beloved Model T, which was hopelessly outmoded. The company's savior, the Model A, finally arrived in 1927.

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Dec 18, 2018

Are Old Hoses the New Normal?

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Preventative radiator hose replacement is a thing of the past

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Here's Our Salute to One-Finger Drivers
Dec 11, 2018

Here's Our Salute to One-Finger Drivers

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One-finger driving leaves you vulnerable to the unexpected.

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