Tag: spouses

22 Posts

Automobile breakdowns and roadside assistance
Jun 20, 2016

Tool-less TC and the Ladies of the Pine Tree State

Tim Cotton

Broken down in Maine? The ladies of the Pine Tree State are standing by with the tools you forgot to pack. 

roadside assistance etiquette spouses

can modern cars handle cranking the air conditioning during steep ascents
Mar 22, 2016

Can Car Talk Solve Marital Dispute About the AC?

Dear Car Talk

Bill and his wife had a car years ago that would overheat on steep grades if they ran the AC. They've upgraded their cars since then but now they disagree on whether they still have to use the heater on inclines. Who's side will Car Talk take? 

air conditioning spouses

Motorhome passenger side gets hot
Jan 14, 2016

Nadine's Motorhome is Running Hot: Can Car Talk Help?

Dear Car Talk

Nadine's 2002 Class C Motorhome runs fine, but produces so much heat on the passenger side that it's uncomfortable to ride in, even with the AC on full blast. What does Car Talk suggest?

spouses RVs

Can underfilling gas cause rust
Nov 26, 2015

Jan vs. Husband: Does Underfilling Gas Cause Rust?

Dear Car Talk

Today: Car Talk settles a dispute between Jan and her husband about rust, gasoline filler pipes, and underfilling a tank. The wager? A nickel. Find out who wins here.

spouses gas tanks

Is resting a car for long trips cheaper
Mar 10, 2015

Jan vs. Husband: Rental for a Road Trip?

Dear Car Talk

Is it cheaper to rent on long road trips, or to drive your own car? Car Talk weighs in on Jan's problem.

road trips renting spouses

When to use turn signals
Jan 22, 2015

Wife vs. Husband: Battle of the Turn Signals

Dear Car Talk

Can Car Talk help convince Barb's husband that he should always use his turn signals? 

turn signals spouses

Is it safe to wash car parts in the dishwasher
Sep 23, 2014

Is this Transmission Dishwasher-Safe?

Dear Car Talk

David wants Tom and Ray's permission to keep using the family dishwasher to clean his auto parts, but his wife and kids are crying "poison!" Is this an OK use for a home dishwasher--or will David find his major appliance privileges revoked?

spouses kids

Safety of driving with both hands
Jul 22, 2014

Hands-Free Driving?

Dear Car Talk

Maria needs Tom and Ray's help to convince her husband that it's important to actually grip the steering wheel while driving. Her husband prefers a more hands-off approach, but he says he'll keep both hands on the wheel if Maria can find some statistics proving this is safer. Can Tom and Ray say anything to convince this guy of the error of his ways? 

safe driving tips spouses

Fast acceleration causes bad gas mileage
Jun 12, 2014

Husband to Blame for Bad Gas Mileage?

Dear Car Talk

Lois's husband gets terrible gas mileage when he drives, and Lois wants Tom and Ray to explain why. Her theory: That her husband's jackrabbit starts at lights are causing the drop in MPG. Whose side will Tom and Ray take? Find out here. 

spouses driving tips

Is driving fast hard on the engine
Mar 31, 2014

Will vs. Wife: Engine Wear and Tear

Dear Car Talk

Will thinks driving 55 mph is easier on his car's engine and uses less fuel, but his wife argues that going 75 mph means the engine is running for less time and is therefore doing less work. Who's correct? Will's male ego is riding on Tom and Ray's reply.