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LED Lights Can Interfere with Radio Signal

Dear Car Talk

Dear Car Talk | Jan 23, 2018

This lighting upgrade downgraded the radio. 

lights Chevrolet Malibu 2012

Cars and bicycles on road
Jan 08, 2018

The Dutch Reach

J.C. Howard

Opening your car door like the Dutch can save lives.

Subaru buried in snow
Jan 07, 2018

Seven Winter Driving Tips You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Before

Jim Motavalli

You know all about checking the antifreeze and properly inflating the tires. Here are some life lessons learned through bitter (cold) experience. Written with the thermometer at 9 degrees Fahrenheit.

winter driving tips

Is Buying an Old Car a Good Idea, Even If It Is Pristine?
Jan 04, 2018

Is Buying an Old Car a Good Idea, Even If It Is Pristine?

Dear Car Talk

Your neighbor's old showroom-condition car may be a dud...or a deal.

buying repairs Buick Regal 1992

Tom and Ray working.
Jan 02, 2018

Want Ray's Help? Ask Car Talk a Question!

Staff Blog

Got a car problem? Want Ray's help? Send your question to our newspaper column, right here!

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The Big Bang Theory Applied to a CR-V
Jan 02, 2018

The Big Bang Theory Applied to a CR-V

Dear Car Talk

The lound banging noise beneath this Honda points to a transmission issue.

Honda CR-V 2000

Is the Rearview Mirror Moving, or Is the Driver?
Dec 28, 2017

Is the Rearview Mirror Moving, or Is the Driver?

Dear Car Talk

Brent isn't sure whether his mirror is drooping, or he is.

mirrors

Honda CR-V Touring
Dec 26, 2017

Honda Turbo Owner Told to Cool Her Jets

Dear Car Talk

The moral of this story: Salesmen don't always know squat about cars.

turbo oil Honda CR-V 2017

New York City streetscape
Dec 22, 2017

New York’s $500,000 Parking Spaces

J.C. Howard

You thought YOUR parking situation was bad...

parking

Can 'Limp Home Mode' Happen at Home?
Dec 21, 2017

Can 'Limp Home Mode' Happen at Home?

Dear Car Talk

A Saturn's limited rpm after starting may be a sensor issue.

catalytic converters sensors Saturn Outlook 2008