Should This Retiree Retire an Oil Burning Civic?

Dear Car Talk

Dear Car Talk | Dec 14, 2017

Buying new may be a good investment in longevity for the driver.

oil buying Honda Civic 2005

Stop-Start Feature Is New and Aggravating -- but Worthwhile
Sep 12, 2017

Stop-Start Feature Is New and Aggravating -- but Worthwhile

Dear Car Talk

Bill wants to stop the stop-start feature on his 2017 Cherokee before it wears out the starter and his patience. Is there an upside to this feature?

starters Jeep Cherokee 2017

Sep 08, 2017

Reviving the Rust Belt: Detroit Comes Back, With Self-Driving Cars

Jim Motavalli

Autonomous vehicle technology is front and center in Detroit and the Motor City is learning some new tricks.

self-driving auto industry

Switch or Bulbs to Blame for Low-Beam Outages
Sep 07, 2017

Switch or Bulbs to Blame for Low-Beam Outages?

Dear Car Talk

Ken's second Solara is just as fussy as his first with its failing HID headlights. What should his mechanic check first?

headlights 2007

Should This Owner Say to Heck with This Tahoe?
Sep 05, 2017

Should This Owner Say "To Heck with This Tahoe"?

Dear Car Talk

The alarming noises this Tahoe makes while driving in snow may have a simple explanation.

ABS winter

Amish buggy traveling on road
Sep 01, 2017

The Amish Don't Drive RVs. But That Doesn't Mean They Won't Build Them.

Jim Motavalli

The Amish don't drive, but these hard-working Hoosiers are doing quite well making recreational vehicles for "the English."


Cars driving through flood water
Aug 31, 2017

Is a Flooded Car Totalled?

Staff Blog

Is a flooded car necessarily junk? What to watch out for, right here.


The Tasco, designed by Gordon Buehrig
Aug 31, 2017

Ahead of Their Time: The Auburn, Cord and Duesenberg Story

Jim Motavalli

E.L. Cord launched innovative luxury cars at exactly the wrong time--the Great Depression. Celebrate these great marques in Auburn, Indiana this weekend.

auctions history

What's the Lowdown on This Lying Gas Gauge?
Aug 31, 2017

What's the Lowdown on This Lying Gas Gauge?

Dear Car Talk

The truth may set Mary, James, and their car's old sending unit free.

gas tanks Chevrolet Cobalt 2005

A 1928 Porter Roadster. star of "My Mother the Car"
Aug 30, 2017

TV Star Cars Highlight a Labor Day Auction

Jim Motavalli

Remember Mannix and My Mother the Car? These original cars, and many more, will be up for sale at the Dragone Auction September 3. Tell us which one you'd buy (if money were no option)!

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