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Give Your Small Car the Horn It Deserves

Dear Car Talk

Dear Car Talk | Jul 18, 2019

Does your car "honk" or "meep"? Here's how to upgrade.

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Bad jokes about electricity
Jun 30, 2019

Electricity jokes are always current!

Staff Blog

Another edition of groan-worthy jokes to help you kill a few perfectly good minutes today.

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Kids playing in a toy car
Jun 28, 2019

DIY Mechanic Can Get Started on the Starter

Dear Car Talk

In the world of DIY car projects, starter replacement is a do-able starter project

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Tom Magliozzi in red MG with large dog
Jun 27, 2019

An Invitation From Car Talk

Staff Blog

On Friday afternoon, June 28, 2019, the City of Cambridge will unveil a plaque in honor of Tom Magliozzi in Harvard Square.

Long-Term Parking Doesn't Have to Drain Your Power
Jun 25, 2019

Long-Term Parking Doesn't Have to Drain Your Power

Dear Car Talk

It may drain your wallet but your battery will be okay.

batteries RAM 2016

This Timing Chain Will Not Self-Destruct
Jun 21, 2019

This Timing Chain Will Not Self-Destruct

Dear Car Talk

So how can you find out whether you have a timing belt or chain?

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His Spark Plugs Are Ready to Blow!
Jun 15, 2019

His Spark Plugs Are Ready to Blow!

Dear Car Talk

This Expedition runs like a rocket--unfortunately. 

spark plugs Ford Expedition 2001

Jun 10, 2019

Carbon Monoxide Deaths: Blame the Keyless Ignition

Jim Motavalli

Some 37 Americans have died from this odorless and colorless gas--often because they didn't know their cars with start/stop buttons were still running.

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His Subaru Forester Is Burning the Midnight Oil
Jun 07, 2019

His Subaru Forester Is Burning the Midnight Oil

Dear Car Talk

Here's how to keep the oil inside the engine, Mitch.

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