Blogs

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May 21, 2019

Do We Have a "Right to Drive"?

Jim Motavalli

I say no. Cars aren't garden rakes, which by all means everyone can and should own. They have a major impact on our common planet, with congestion, pollution, and safety implications.

Red Tesla charging outside of a "smart home" in Westport, CT
May 20, 2019

Connecting the Car to the Smart Home

Jim Motavalli

You don't have to own a Tesla to own a house that takes voice commands, but it helps.

Trickle Chargers from Toyota Always Stay Connected
May 17, 2019

Trickle Chargers from Toyota Always Stay Connected

Dear Car Talk

Pigtails are a nice addition for your Toyota

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Warped Rotors Give This Pony the Shakes
May 08, 2019

Warped Rotors Give This Pony the Shakes

Dear Car Talk

Ray explains how to rein in that vibration

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Dog driving a truck
May 07, 2019

Fido: Fetch Us a Ride!

Staff Blog

Dear Car Talk Pet Experts: I heard I can call a Lyft or an Uber to get my pet to the veterinarian. But what if the driver is afraid or allergic? I don't want to be stuck on the curb!

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Tom Magliozzi in red MG with large dog
May 07, 2019

An Invitation From Car Talk

Staff Blog

On Friday afternoon, June 28, 2019, the City of Cambridge will unveil a plaque in honor of Tom Magliozzi in Harvard Square.

Cloudy sky and open highway
May 07, 2019

Starre Trip: Across America with an $850 Van

Jim Motavalli

The bargain Pontiac's name was Ethel, and her mission was to deliver a couch from Connecticut to Washington State.

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