Tag: parking

30 Posts

New York City streetscape
Dec 22, 2017

New York’s $500,000 Parking Spaces

J.C. Howard

You thought YOUR parking situation was bad...


Jul 30, 2015

It's Like LEED Certification--But for Parking Garages

Jim Motavalli

The Green Parking Council has just certified seven innovators, which offer such amenities as EV charging, bicycle parking, ride- and car-sharing, and even farmers' markets. 


Does turning off the car before putting it in park damage it
Oct 15, 2013

Today: Should Michelle Cancel the Wedding?

Dear Car Talk

Michelle's fiancé is a perfect guy except for one annoying habit. He doesn't remember to put the car in park before turning off the engine. Michelle worries this damages the car and she wants Tom and Ray to talk some sense into her man. Will Tom and Ray side with Michelle on this? Find out what they say, right here.


Is it better to put the car in park or use the hand brake first
Jun 13, 2013

Click and Clack, Marriage Counselors

Dear Car Talk

Cat needs Tom and Ray to settle a dispute that she and her husband are having about the parking brake. She sets the brake when the car is already in park; he applies the brake, then shifts to park. What's the right way to do it? And can this marriage survive? Find out what Tom and Ray think, right here.

parking parking brakes

Can you stop someone from parking in front of your house
Jun 04, 2013

Paging Miss Manners: Parking Etiquette

Dear Car Talk

Duane wants Tom and Ray's advice for how to stop his neighbor from parking in front of his house on the "technically" public street. Tom and Ray offer some tips for successful neighborly negotiations. Who's the jerk in this situation? Read Tom and Ray's advice and tell us what you think.

parking etiquette

Dec 17, 2012

The True Cost of Being a Jerk

Staff Blog

Listener Don just figured out that being a jerk cost him $751. How did he arrive at this calculation? Read his sad tale about the real costs of illegal parking and find out!

mail bag parking

is there a proper series of steps to park on a hill
Sep 12, 2012

Bad News for Lynnay: Her Mother Is Right

Dear Car Talk

Lynnay's mother is adamant that there is a right way to park, and equally adamant that Lynnay is doing it wrong. Tom and Ray explain how the transmission and the parking brake work together and weigh in on whether Lynnay is really destroying her transmission like mommy dearest says.

parking parking brakes driving tips

Jul 16, 2012

"Easy" Parking for Women?

Staff Blog

New "easy" parking spaces for female drivers in Germany inspire more practical solutions from the women at Car Talk.


Jun 15, 2012

Kaboom, I Say!

Staff Blog

What’s worse than trying to find a parking spot in London? Well...


Is turning the wheels when the car is stopped bad
Feb 08, 2012

Who Knows Best - Dad or the Driving Instructor?

Dear Car Talk

Jeff's daughter is learning to drive and the driving instructor's parallel parking method will cause damage to his car. Is he right to be worried, or should he let it go?

steering parking