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Canada Makes Moves to Stop 'Phantom Vehicles'

I had a scary experience last night. I borrowed my friend's car for an errand, got in the car and drove away.

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When Should You Replace Your Brakes?

I have a 2014 Nissan Altima with 74,000 miles that I bought new. The miles are 90% highway miles on cruise control. I don't drive in rush-hour type tr ...

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No Connection Between Soy-Coated Wires and Rodents

Our daughter recently bought a used Toyota Highlander. Not one week after she took it home, the engine light came on.

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Simple Test Checks for Misfiring Spark Plug

I bought a 1996 Toyota Land Cruiser last year. A "code PO306" for "cylinder six misfire" was found by the local Toyota dealer.

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3 Flats In One Day

If you've ever found yourself on the side of the road with a flat tire, this story is for you!

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Ford F-250 Owner is Fed Up with Fill-Up Issues

I have an issue with my 2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty that's causing me to lose my sanity. When I am getting gas, the gas does not flow down the filler ...

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Vehicle Options for Aging Canine Companions

My 13-year-old, 75-lb. rescue golden retriever can't get in my 2005 GMC Yukon anymore. Unfortunately, she won't use either the steps or the ramp I got ...

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Beyond Quick Fixes for Glitchy Safety Technology

What causes my wife's low-mileage 2013 Honda Civic SI's airbag warning light to come on occasionally? For the past several months, the light has been ...

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When It Comes to Air Bags, More is Not Merrier

What's the purpose of knee airbags? I was in an accident that resulted in the knee airbag doing major damage to my left leg.

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EV Charging Entitlement Syndrome

With more and more EVs on the road, charging is becoming a big issue. Car Talk takes a look at EV Charging Entitlement Syndrome, the newest issue faci ...

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Hard to Steer Buick Require More Than Strong Arms

I bought a new Buick Rendezvous in 2004. It has 226,400 miles on it now. It has been well maintained and driven by me, now a 77-year-old lady.

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Todays Car-o-Scope

What the stars say about your car for 12/6/2021
Do not despair. Money can fix some of your upcoming problems. But it will be at least three times the number you have in mind.
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