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Auto Mechanics Provide Their Own Tools

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Dear Car Talk | Feb 13, 2020

Those tools may cost more than the cars they repair

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Always Get a Second Opinion
Feb 11, 2020

Always Get a Second Opinion

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Maybe the next mechanic has a smaller boat to support.

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Slow and Steady Wins the Prius Race
Feb 06, 2020

Slow and Steady Wins the Prius Race

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But is the driver's high mileage raising your blood pressure?

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Car Safety Changes Geared toward Computers, Not Humans
Jan 28, 2020

Car Safety Changes Geared toward Computers, Not Humans

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New tech might make that four-way stop less hectic

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Jan 24, 2020

Mad as Hell, Still Taking It

Jim Motavalli

Traffic congestion keeps getting worse, even as cars keep getting faster.

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Try These Cars on for Size
Jan 23, 2020

Try These Cars on for Size

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You don't always need an SUV to get a good view of the road

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Romanticizing Cars of Decades Past
Jan 15, 2020

Romanticizing Cars of Decades Past

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The quiet ride associated with behemoths has evolved over time

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The Harri, a concept car from German autonomy company Bertrand
Jan 10, 2020

CES 2020: Touring the Autonomous, Electric, Connected Cars

Jim Motavalli

The big Consumer Electronics Show is looking forward to self driving in infotainment-enriched pods. When will it happen? Well, that's still the big question.

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Ten Years Overdue for New Tires
Jan 09, 2020

Ten Years Overdue for New Tires

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Here's why it's way past time to retire these old tires

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