Tag: maintenance

147 Posts

Your New Car May Have New Needs
May 31, 2018

Your New Car May Have New Needs

Dear Car Talk

Check out these tips for navigating fluid-change and oil recommendations on new cars.

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Who's to Blame for High Bill?
May 10, 2018

Who's to Blame for High Bill?

Dear Car Talk

Is this a case of proper maintenance or a padded bill?

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Keeping a Vacation Home Vehicle Ready to Go
May 08, 2018

Keeping a Vacation Home Vehicle Ready to Go

Dear Car Talk

How best to treat a car that stays at a vacation home.

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do air filters need changing more than every 30,000 miles
Jun 01, 2016

When is Replacing An Air Filter a Dirty Sales Trick?

Dear Car Talk

Gary's mechanic says his air filter is filthy after only 5,000 miles. Is this possible--or a sales gimmick?

maintenance filters Toyota RAV4

Regularly scheduled car maintenance
May 25, 2016

Scheduled Maintenance

Tom Bodett

The idiot lights on Tom Bodett's dashboard could be useful in lots of places. Like his forehead, for example.


now that my warranty has expired should i stick with the dealership for maintenance
Apr 26, 2016

Dealership or Indy Mechanic for the New-ish Car?

Dear Car Talk

Should you stick with your dealership or look for an independent mechanic? Pablo wants to know his options for his Avalon.

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Things to check on a used car
Oct 20, 2015

What to Check on a 10 Year Old Inherited Car?

Dear Car Talk

John's grandaughter is coming to live with him and she's bringing a inherited car with 100K miles on it. He wants to make sure this car is in good shape. What should he have his mechanic check out?

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Oct 12, 2015

Americans Defer Car Repairs Big Time (Especially if They Don't Trust Their Mechanics)

Jim Motavalli

Thirty five percent of us put off auto maintenance until tomorrow, even though it ends up costing more in the end. It helps if you trust your local dealer or garage.

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