Tag: warranties

45 Posts

Don't Make an Aftermarket Mistake
Feb 26, 2019

Don't Make an Aftermarket Mistake

Dear Car Talk

Balance potential gains with the possible loss of your warranty

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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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Problematic New Car Sounds Like a Lemon
May 02, 2017

Problematic New Car Sounds Like a Lemon

Dear Car Talk

T.J.'s new car has been nothing but trouble. Should he bring it back to the shop again, or research lemon laws?

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should i tow a trailer with my prius
Sep 27, 2016

Weighing the Concerns of Towing a Camper

Dear Car Talk

Leonard asks if towing a camper will actually damage his Toyota Camry Hybrid. 

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Ford Focus shudders into second gear
Jan 05, 2016

What's Normal for New Ford Focus?

Dear Car Talk

John's 2014 Ford Focus shudders into second gear, but the dealer told him it was "normal". What does Car Talk suggest? 

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Prius needs new battery
Nov 01, 2011

Today: Daphne's Prius Needs a New Battery

Dear Car Talk

I just got word that my Prius with miles needs a new hybrid battery. I got the car new and it's been well-maintained but the battery has not given us the 150,000 or 180,000 miles that we had hoped we could get.

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Damage from rag left by mechanic
Dec 06, 2011

Today: The shop that messed up should pay up.

Dear Car Talk

Lily's "check engine" light illuminated a few weeks after a Jiffy Lube oil change. Can you guess what her mechanic found when she took her 2008 Subaru Impreza in to the dealer?

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What can make a car sound like an explosion
Jan 01, 2011

What caused Beatrice's Camry to explode?

Dear Car Talk

I have a 1999 Camry CE that is maintained on a regular basis. Since I am a senior citizen, the annual mileage is about 3,000 miles per year. Yesterday the car was parked in a garage for about one hour. I returned...

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