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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

How Did This Engine Survive a Broken Timing Belt?
Mar 20, 2018

How Did This Engine Survive a Broken Timing Belt?

Dear Car Talk

Clean living and just plain luck, says Ray.

timing belts Honda Civic 1991

Mar 19, 2018

Fay Taylour: Pioneering Irish Feminist, Winning Race Driver...and Nazi Supporter

Jim Motavalli

What a contradiction! By winning races on several continents, including the U.S. (where she also sold a Jaguar to Clark Gable), Fay Taylour proved that women could compete on an equal footing with men. But her ardent Nazi views and activism got her thrown into jail and blunted her career.

Self-driving golf cart at Ben Gurion University
Mar 16, 2018

From Israel's Negev Desert: Cool Tech for Cars

Jim Motavalli

One Israeli startup is building a folding car, and Ben-Gurion University's researchers are advancing autonomy, playing games to learn how we behave behind the wheel, and going all out with robots, drones and cyber security.

self-driving

It's the End of the Road for This Caddy
Mar 15, 2018

It's the End of the Road for This Caddy

Dear Car Talk

There are safer options than this old car for long ttrips.

radiators repairs Cadillac Eldorado 1996

Tesla Model X
Mar 15, 2018

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Mall

J.C. Howard

Tesla cordially invites you to spill your Slurpee in the fanciest place possible!

auto industry Tesla

 Blue Mazda3
Mar 14, 2018

Did You Save Room for Pi?

Staff Blog

Q: How do you know your math tutor is hungry? A. She'll work for pi. More terrible jokes here! 

lame jokes

1972 Ferrari Daytona Station Wagon
Mar 14, 2018

The Amelia Island Concours 2018: A Photo Gallery

Jim Motavalli

Feast your eyes on these highlights of a really strong Amelia Island Concours weekend. 

luxury vehicles

Noises from Her Jeep Could Mean It's a Heap
Mar 13, 2018

Noises from Her Jeep Could Mean It's a Heap

Dear Car Talk

'Whistling teapot' sounds could mean a steep mechanic bill.

differentials Jeep Wrangler 2002

Leaky High Mile Miata Needs Low-Buck Repair
Mar 08, 2018

Leaky High Mile Miata Needs Low-Buck Repair

Dear Car Talk

Here's a last-ditch possible cheap fix for a leaking radiator.

radiators leaks Mazda Miata 1991