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Very old carburator

Carburetor vs Fuel Injection for Your Classic Car

Car Talk takes a look at the difference between carburetors and fuel injection, and which is best for your classic car.

Electric car charging

Look For a Gem -- To Replace Aging Saturn

I need advice on what kind of car to get. My 1992 Saturn is near its end. I rarely drive, since I walk, bike, e-bike or bus for most trips under 10 mi ...

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Internet Can Be a Useful Tool for Every Mechanic

My 2007 Honda Ridgeline has 123,000 miles on it. For over a year, I've been trying to get a small oil leak repaired.

Two ladies with food sitting in the car

To Idle or Not To Idle -- It All Depends

When my sister and I shop, we save time by having lunch in the car. When she drives, if it is winter or summer, she will leave the car running for the ...

White pick up truck with a horse trailer

Be Careful Not to Dismiss Knocking as 'Bad Gas'

I love your column, and thanks for helping us all out with the poltergeists in our cars! I have a 2018 Chevy 2500HD Silverado with a 6.0 V8 and the tr ...

Yellow GMC Sierra

No Good Answers in GMC's Slipping Transmission

I recently purchased a new 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 pickup truck. I have had GM products for over 50 years and am finally having problems.

Black jeepney wrangler parked in a grass scenery

Jeep has a Mysterious Appeal to the Risk-Averse

Have I lost my mind? I'm in love with the Jeep Wrangler. It makes no sense -- poor mileage, lousy ratings in the consumer magazines -- and yet it's th ...

Close up of and old man's hand on the driving wheel

Don't Ruin Road Trip Every Last Mile From Toyota

Get ready for this! I'm going to take my 92-year-old dad on a six-week, gazillion mile trek from one side of the country to the other, then back again ...

Close up of a rear suspension of a truck

Service Shop has Ridgeline Owner Rethinking Repair

The left CV boot on my 2007 Honda Ridgeline is leaking. There's a 3-inch-diameter spot of grease on the garage floor.

Colorful Biscayn

One-of-a-Kind Back to the Fifties Lowrider Dazzles

Lowrider dazzles onlookers at the Back to the Fifties Classic Car show. Car Talk takes a deeper look.


Rare Microcar Enters Back to the Fifties Weekend

Meet the rare and amazing Microcar! Car Talk found this beauty at the Back to the Fifties Classic Car Show.

Red Volkswagen Beetle

Back To Back to the Fifties in Minnesota

Classic car shows are unbelievably fun. Car Talk takes a closer look at Back to the Fifties in Minnesota!

Man hanging a bicycle behind his car

Outdoors May be Costing You And the Environment

Many people where I live in California leave their empty rooftop bike/surfboard/kayak racks on their cars all the time. They're either too lazy to rem ...

Grandma driving a car

No Soul Searching Required to Replace Older Kia

I currently have a 2012 Kia Soul, which I bought (used) to get something higher up off the road than my old Mazda 3. I live with my mother, who has a ...

Car jack

Working on Your Car Safely

Jacking up your car safely is a key part of working on your car yourself. Car Talk looks at the best, safest way to do this, so you can fix your car a ...

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Toyota's Rusty Frame Maybe More Than Meets the Eye

I just picked up this pristine, one-owner 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser with 25,000 miles that lived outside in Newport News, Virginia. The body is fantastic ...

Car oil being poured in the car engine

Complete Answer When Asking for Oil Blends

I really like the way you support us older gals who have to deal with car repair issues in a male-dominated industry. My question concerns how to keep ...

Car dashboard icons

Flickering Dash Lights Easy Fix, No Zippo Required

I have a 2011 Ford Crown Victoria retired police car. The dashboard lights and gauges do not work most of the time.

Toy duck in windshield

Jeep Ducking: It’s a Thing

Jeep owners love their rigs, and waving to each other, and now there’s a new Jeep tradition, Jeep Ducking. Car Talk takes a closer look at this fun, i ...

Cars in the parking lot

Options for Carless Folks Looking for Rides

I recently gave up my Toyota RAV4 Hybrid XLE when my lease was up. I am now without my own car for the first time since 1955.

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What the stars say about your car for 7/31/2021
A reminder that fluids once circulating happily can suddenly cease, and turn to an unsightly vapor.
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