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Cool Car Tech at Web Summit 2019

Jim Motavalli

Jim Motavalli | Dec 06, 2019

Innovations at the cutting edge of electrification and autonomy were on display at the Web Summit in Portugal, Europe's brash response to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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Pondering the Life of My Prius' Battery
Oct 03, 2019

Pondering the Life of My Prius' Battery

Dear Car Talk

Their healthy track record should ease this owner's mind.

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Carburetor Care for a Sixties Chevy Nova
Oct 03, 2019

Carburetor Care for a Sixties Chevy Nova

Dear Car Talk

Fix it or buy it -- it all depends on your skill level.

carburetors DIY Chevrolet Nova II 1966

The first patented turn signal
Oct 03, 2019

The Strange but True History of the Turn Signal

Jim Motavalli

Credit a silent film star (whose mother invented the electric windshield wiper) with this important safety device.

One of These Tires Is Not like the Others
Sep 27, 2019

One of These Tires Is Not like the Others

Dear Car Talk

This VW owner is losing patience with a tire that's losing air

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With Oil and Luck, Subaru Can Avoid the Heap
Sep 23, 2019

With Oil and Luck, Subaru Can Avoid the Heap

Dear Car Talk

If your car is using oil, you may still avoid junking it.

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One Small Sweat for Mankind
Sep 20, 2019

One Small Sweat for Mankind

Dear Car Talk

Our advice for cooling the nether regions.

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This Saturn May Be up in Smoke
Sep 16, 2019

This Saturn May Be Up in Smoke

Dear Car Talk

There's no genie in a bottle that'll fix this problem.

oil oil changes smoke Saturn Ion 2003

Great blue heron
Sep 14, 2019

Miscellaneous Lame Jokes

Staff Blog

I heard music coming from my printer, but it was just the paper jamming. More bad jokes here.

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