Blogs

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.

oil leaks 2005

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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1962 Covington Tiburon
May 14, 2018

A Fishy Idea: Aquarium Shows off Barracuda and Sting Ray...Cars

Jim Motavalli

The scaly car show in Connecticut includes a Plymouth Barracuda, Corvette Sting Ray, Rambler Marlin, and much more. Any fish cars they're missing? 

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2012 Ford Fusion
May 14, 2018

Ford's Folly in Betting Solely on SUVs

Jim Motavalli

With the car line reduced to the Mustang and a Focus, the Ford brand is making a short-sighted decision.

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Who's to Blame for High Bill?
May 10, 2018

Who's to Blame for High Bill?

Dear Car Talk

Is this a case of proper maintenance or a padded bill?

warranties maintenance Subaru Outback

Keeping a Vacation Home Vehicle Ready to Go
May 08, 2018

Keeping a Vacation Home Vehicle Ready to Go

Dear Car Talk

How best to treat a car that stays at a vacation home.

batteries maintenance storage

Don't Stall on Fixing Sticky Valve
May 03, 2018

Don't Stall on Fixing Sticky Valve

Dear Car Talk

You might need this valve to get out of someone's way.

sensors idling Lexus ES 300 1998

Scenes from the 2018 Collision in New Orleans
May 03, 2018

The Future of Driving: As Seen at the Big Easy's Collision Conference

Jim Motavalli

This New Orleans tech conference is all about improving our transportation experience--with apps, plug-in off-road bikes, electric taxis for the third world, battery trucks and self-driving cars.

auto industry high-tech

Turbocharged Engines and the Long Haul
May 01, 2018

Turbocharged Engines and the Long Haul

Dear Car Talk

Wondering about turbochargers and reliability? Read on.

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