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Freezin's the Reason These Doors Are a Chore

Dear Car Talk

Dear Car Talk | Aug 16, 2018

In cold weather, this car literally freezes out the driver.

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Michelin's Movin' On conference in Montreal
Jun 01, 2018

Rubber Meets the Road: Airless Tires, Electric Pickups and Fuel-Cell Range Extenders

Jim Motavalli

Michelin's Movin' On conference in Montreal is a stylish celebration of cutting-edge transportation.

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Your New Car May Have New Needs
May 31, 2018

Your New Car May Have New Needs

Dear Car Talk

Check out these tips for navigating fluid-change and oil recommendations on new cars.

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Daewoo Lanos
May 31, 2018

Orphan Cars: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Jim Motavalli

No, don't buy a Daewoo Lanos, but do consider a nice Saturn, Studebaker or Saab. The clubs are friendly and the parts supplies are holding. Meanwhile, values are climbing. 

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Time to Trade out Old Reliable for a New Subaru?
May 29, 2018

Time to Trade out Old Reliable for a New Subaru?

Dear Car Talk

This reliable old Saturn has more miles on it than a trip to the moon.

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Speeding up the Heat on a Chilly Morning
May 24, 2018

Speeding up the Heat on a Chilly Morning

Dear Car Talk

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

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Vintage Earl Scheib Paint Ad
May 23, 2018

It's a Wrap!

Jim Motavalli

They used to spray paint designs on vans. Now they add dragons and maidens in peril by wrapping those vans in plastic. Progress!

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Are Pricey Wipers Worth the Bucks?
May 22, 2018

Are Pricey Wipers Worth the Bucks?

Dear Car Talk

Should you wring out your wallet to wipe off your windshield?
 

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When Is a Leak More Than a Nuisance?
May 17, 2018

When Is a Leak More Than a Nuisance?

Dear Car Talk

Oil on the motor not necessarily an emergency.

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Can Solar Panels Extend an EV's Range?
May 15, 2018

Can Solar Panels Extend an EV's Range?

Dear Car Talk

Solar panels on cars are a good idea--but aren't practical yet.
 

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