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When Is a Leak More Than a Nuisance?

Dear Car Talk

Dear Car Talk | May 17, 2018

Oil on the motor not necessarily an emergency.

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Jeep Rubicon
Mar 06, 2018

Is New York the "Jeep Capital of the World"?

Jim Motavalli

Meet the new Wrangler and the refreshed Cherokee. Not that many SUV owners take their cars off road, but the mean and potholed streets of Manhattan are the next best thing. 

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Photo Credit: Marvel Studios
Mar 06, 2018

Cut To The Chase: Marvel's Black Panther

J.C. Howard

Why the Black Panther chase scene is one of the best car chases of all time!

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Texting and driving
Mar 03, 2018

We Know We're Driving Distracted, and We Do It Anyway

Jim Motavalli

A majority of badly distracted drivers aren't "very concerned" about their behavior.

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Wireless charging station for an electric BMW
Mar 01, 2018

Our Incredibly Exciting Future With Wireless Self-Driving Cars

Jim Motavalli

Coming this year and next are BMWs, Porsches and Mercedes-Benzses that can charge hands-free. It's a big step toward autonomous EVs.

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Car parked in a driveway
Mar 01, 2018

Volvo Mysteriously Revs up in Left Turns

Dear Car Talk

Car's odd behavior on left turn probably signals bad motor mount.

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Will Cell Phone Charging Require a Tow Truck Call?
Feb 27, 2018

Will Cell Phone Charging Require a Tow Truck Call?

Dear Car Talk

There are better ways to charge a phone than accessory mode.>

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Shopping Guide for the Safety Conscious
Feb 22, 2018

Shopping Guide for the Safety Conscious

Dear Car Talk

Here are Ray's picks for the essential safety options.

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