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This Battery Failure Is Likely Due to Bad Luck

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Dear Car Talk | Dec 13, 2018

Newer technology can cause new battery headaches

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Here's Our Salute to One-Finger Drivers
Dec 11, 2018

Here's Our Salute to One-Finger Drivers

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One-finger driving leaves you vulnerable to the unexpected.

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What Gas Should You Feed a Vintage Muscle Car?
Dec 06, 2018

What Gas Should You Feed a Vintage Muscle Car?

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Old cars learn new tricks when leaded gas was phased out.

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Dec 05, 2018

5 Top Car Chase Cliches

Jim Motavalli

Everybody loves a good cops and robbers pursuit, but I think we've reached peak car chase. If you've seen the classics--Ronin, Bullitt, The French Connection--there's just imitations and silliness.

Electric Cars Are a Good, Lower-Maintenance Option
Dec 04, 2018

Electric Cars Are a Good, Lower-Maintenance Option

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John wants a low-maintenance runabout. Will an EV work for him?

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Jeep Gladiator at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show
Nov 30, 2018

Los Angeles 2018: An Auto Show That Delivered

Jim Motavalli

I was ready to write a column saying that auto shows are irrelevant, but then this one was worthy.

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New Tech May Need New Windshield Replacement Routines
Nov 29, 2018

New Tech May Need New Windshield Replacement Routines

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This Subaru windshield replacement requires EyeSight recalibration

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Concept car from Chinese maker Hongqi at the Guangzhou auto show
Nov 27, 2018

The Chinese Love Cars--and Celebrate Them at Big Car Shows

Jim Motavalli

I took my camera to the giant Guangzhou show--one of more than 20 such extravaganzas around the country.

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Strange Wiper Behavior Gets the Brush-Off from Dealer
Nov 27, 2018

Strange Wiper Behavior Gets the Brush-Off from Dealer

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This Ford Fusion's wipers are a pain in the glass.

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Can't Fix an Engine Using Thicker Oil

So what's the best oil for high-mileage engines?