Tag: cleaning

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Ray Puts Some Rust Fears to Rest
Jul 15, 2020

Ray Puts Some Rust Fears to Rest

Dear Car Talk

This West Coaster fears a salty undercarriage from East Coast roads

winter rust cleaning Toyota Tacoma 2008

There Are Fruit Flies All over This Truck!
Jul 08, 2020

There Are Fruit Flies All over This Truck!

Dear Car Talk

Time flies like an arrow, and fruit flies like a Sierra

air conditioning cleaning GMC Sierra 1500 2012

Husband Prefers a Hands-off Approach
Feb 20, 2020

Husband Prefers a Hands-off Approach

Dear Car Talk

Can this couple compromise on how to wash their car?

cleaning marital advice Toyota Corolla 2019

Startled dog
Jun 01, 2017

What's That Smell? Dogs, Anal Glands and Your Car


Now there's a word we never thought we'd have to write in the headline of a Car Talk article. How to defeat pet odor in your car, right here. 

pets smells cleaning

May 11, 2017

The Toothpaste Cure: Two Paths to Better Headlights

Jim Motavalli

Yes, toothpaste really is useful to clean your headlights, and if that's too weird you can buy a commercial restoration kit. I tried one out, and here's the results.

cleaning DIY headlights

May 09, 2017

How to Get Pet Hair Out of Car Upholstery


How to get pet hair off your car's upholstery. 

pets cleaning

does scrubbing the headlamps at a gas station scratch them
Aug 01, 2016

Scrub Those Headlights -- Or Gently Bathe Them?

Dear Car Talk

Ronald and his wife are arguing about cleaning--but it's about their car's headlights, not the dishes. Who's going to win?

cleaning headlights

Safety feature gets cars stuck in automatic car washes
Dec 11, 2015

This One New Car Feature Might Leave You Stuck at the Car Wash

Craig Fitzgerald

Relying on a computer to protect you from your own stupidity leads to all kinds of unintended consequences, especially when pulling into an automatic car wash.

cleaning safety features Volvo XC90

Removing vomit smell from car
Jun 26, 2015

How to Clean Up After a Carsick Doggie


Did your Great Dane just regurgitate three pounds of kibble in the backseat of your Kia? Never fear. Car Talk pet experts Melissa and Sip explain how to keep smells at bay.

pets cleaning smells

how can i remove a horrible pet smell from my car
Oct 02, 2012

Is There Any Hope for Joan's Stinky Prius?

Dear Car Talk

Joan's brother's dog befouled the backseat of her Prius and three years later, it still stinks! Can Tom and Ray help Joan out or is she doomed to spend the rest of her days driving a rolling olfactory nightmare?

smells pets cleaning interiors