Blogs

The E in Formula E Stands for "Excitement"

Jim Motavalli

Jim Motavalli | Jul 19, 2018

OK, OK, it actually stands for "electric." It's catching on, as Formula E rounds out its fourth season with growing support and fast-paced action--even without big gas engines.

electric vehicles racing

Apr 05, 2018

Kitten Caravan: Road Trips With Cats

FIDO Blog

We're suckers for a good story about a dog on a road trip. But dogs aren't the only pets that love life on the open road. 

pets Volkswagen

Ever Wondered If Drivers around You Are Blind?
Apr 05, 2018

Ever Wondered If Drivers around You Are Blind?

Dear Car Talk

We can't tell you if they are, but we can tell you that's not braille on this Ford's window switch.

Ford Focus 2002

Waiting room of an auto repair shop
Apr 02, 2018

Your Car, Sir: The Rise of Personal Concierge Services

Jim Motavalli

Pick-up and delivery is just the start: There's also complimentary car washes, fine dining, massage, loaner iPads, shuttle services to the mall, and more.

auto industry buying

2019 Toyota Corolla hatchback
Mar 30, 2018

New York Auto Show 2018: Mostly SUVs, but Autonomy and Electrics, Too

Jim Motavalli

With sport utilities nearing 70 percent of the market, automakers have no choice but to concentrate on them--mainly crossovers. But the New York International Auto Show also showcased some intriguing new technology.

New York Auto Show

New York Auto Show 2018
Mar 30, 2018

On the Fringe: The Weirder Side of the 2018 New York International Auto Show

Jim Motavalli

Here's what I saw in the Javits Center basement at the New York Auto Show--ultra fast cars, slow electric ones, and even a Jeep modeled after a hotel room.

New York Auto Show

Handling the Glare of Multiple Warning Lights
Mar 29, 2018

Handling the Glare of Multiple Warning Lights

Dear Car Talk

It's hard to tell if dual warning lights spell doom.
 

Subaru Outback 2007

Help for a Gummed-Up Seat Belt Latch
Mar 27, 2018

Help for a Gummed-Up Seat Belt Latch

Dear Car Talk

Here's a sweet tip for de-gumming a sticky latch.

seat belts kids

Genie Lamp
Mar 23, 2018

Bob and the Magic Lamp

Staff Blog

One day, Bob was trudging along the beach, and stubbed his toe on something hard. He reached down and saw that it was an ancient brass lamp...

lame jokes