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Shopping Guide for the Safety Conscious

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Dear Car Talk | Feb 22, 2018

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

safety safety features buying Hyundai Sonata

Oct 01, 1989

What sort of car should I buy to pull the trailer I don't yet have?

Dear Car Talk

I would appreciate your advice concerning the best vehicle to pull a trailer of about feet in length I own neither but have a fantasy about doing some traveling in this fashion I'm leaning toward pulling a trailer rather than...

towing

Oct 01, 1989

How many miles can you get out of a 4 or 6 cylinder engine?

Dear Car Talk

Having amassed over miles on my ' Cutlass with a V engine I'm wondering whether you think today's and cylinder engines could ever boast as much I've done little other than normal maintenance and frequent oil changes Most of the...

engines

Oct 01, 1989

Is there a bowling ball in my engine?

Dear Car Talk

I have a question about my Jeep CJ Scrambler When I have it in wheel drive and hit a bump it sounds as if a bowling ball is loose under my feet When the wheels are locked into wheel drive...

universal joints

Oct 01, 1989

Why do my rear brakes lock up?

Dear Car Talk

I have a Olds Delta that has a few problems The one that bothers me the most is that the few times it has been necessary to quickly apply the brakes the rear wheels lock and the car skids The...

brakes

Oct 01, 1989

Will installing a C.B. mess with my car's computer system?

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I have a Buick Park Avenue I wish to install a C B but have heard that it could mess up the computer system My dealer says to ask the installer but I need a second opinion What do you...

computers

Oct 01, 1989

Where can I find classic car parts?

Dear Car Talk

I have a Buick Special with no brakes What I need is a power lever boot and a master boot I have not been able to find either of these parts I used to know the number of a place...

classic cars auto parts

Oct 01, 1989

On a hot day my car stalls when turning left, why?

Dear Car Talk

We have a Toyota Corolla with miles The car has been good except for a problem that has cropped up every summer for the last five years When the weather is hot-- to degrees-- and the car has been driven...

carburetors

Oct 01, 1989

Mercedes material?

Dear Car Talk

I need some advice on buying a used Mercedes Benz I need a nice four-door sedan for my job and I do a lot of driving I would like a used Benz but I am not sure what to look...

buying used cars

Oct 01, 1989

What to do about a constantly draining battery...

Dear Car Talk

I have a Audi Turbo Diesel with miles which runs very well except for one thing If it is left parked for three or more days the battery runs down and it will not start without a jump I have...

alternators batteries