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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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Candy heart
Feb 14, 2018

Another Valentine's Day Joke

Staff Blog

There was a man who had worked all his life, had saved all of his money and was a real miser.

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Candy Heart
Feb 14, 2018

Lame Joke! Valentine's Day Edition

Staff Blog

My wife and I were sitting at a table at my high school reunion, and I kept staring at a drunken lady swigging her drink as she sat alone at a nearby table.

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Cat playing with model cars.
Feb 13, 2018

Caption Contest!

Staff Blog

Write a caption for this photo!

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Bad Oil Change Advice Could Damage Your Engine
Feb 13, 2018

Bad Oil Change Advice Could Damage Your Engine

Dear Car Talk

This friend who claims oil changes are unnecessary is flat-out wrong.

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Automotive recycling center
Feb 08, 2018

How to Find the Parts You Need at a Junkyard

Dear Car Talk

It's not junk; it's a treasure trove of elusive bits and pieces.

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Pontiac GTO station wagon
Feb 07, 2018

Weird and Wonderful Wagons

Jim Motavalli

The most unlikely cars get converted to station wagons, or "estates" as the British call them. Meet the Mustang, Corvette, Cadillac and T-Bird grocery getters.

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Van with basketball post attached.
Feb 07, 2018

Caption Contest: Of Basketball and Vans

Staff Blog

This week's caption contest.

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Red VW Golf R
Feb 06, 2018

VW's Sleeper: The $40,000 Golf R Looks Mild, but Really Roars

Jim Motavalli

VW sticks with hot hatches (and pivots electric) as the market obsesses over crossovers. Volkswagen is in penance mode.

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Safety Features May Help Seniors Stay Independent
Feb 06, 2018

Safety Features May Help Seniors Stay Independent

Dear Car Talk

Thanks to innovations in car tech, it's a good time to be a senior driver

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