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A Blizzard of Complaints for Toyota's Blizzard Pearl Paint

Dear Car Talk

Dear Car Talk | Apr 17, 2019

This RAV4's paint is coming off in sheets.

paint Toyota RAV4 2012

New Cars Want to Save the Juice
Mar 07, 2019

New Cars Want to Save the Juice

Dear Car Talk

Here's why your car shuts off your favorite radio show

batteries Hyundai Elantra 2017

Crash test pedestrian dummy and SUV
Mar 04, 2019

Bad Day to be a Crash Test Dummy: IIHS Tests Automated Braking Systems on SUVs.

Staff Blog

We're all for automated systems that make drivers, passengers, and pedestrians safer. But do they work?

safety features

Fabric softener on shelves at store
Mar 04, 2019

Subaru Recalls a Few Million Cars Because of Fabric Softener?

Staff Blog

Finally, the excuse we've all been waiting for to drop laundry and showering from our personal to-do lists!

Blue Peugeot 208
Mar 04, 2019

The Return of the Peugeots!

Jim Motavalli

Did you realize this French automaker has been gone since 1991? Memories of Columbo's car are fading. Now you can expect to be able to buy a Peugeot again...by 2026.

auto industry Peugeot

Pump up Those Tires
Mar 02, 2019

Pump up Those Tires

Dear Car Talk

Are your local temps and tire pressures all over the place? Read on.

tires air pressure winter

Don't Make an Aftermarket Mistake
Feb 26, 2019

Don't Make an Aftermarket Mistake

Dear Car Talk

Balance potential gains with the possible loss of your warranty

aftermarket parts warranties GMC 3500

Do All of the Tires Need to Be Replaced on This Ford Fusion?
Feb 23, 2019

Do All of the Tires Need to Be Replaced on This Ford Fusion?

Dear Car Talk

AWD cars can be confusing when only one tire goes bad

tires differentials AWD Ford Fusion 2007

There's Only One Way to Cheap out on Car AC
Feb 20, 2019

There's Only One Way to Cheap out on Car AC

Dear Car Talk

It involves Bermuda shorts and marital counseling.

air conditioning marital advice

Drive-in restaurant tray attached to car window.
Feb 20, 2019

A Brief History of the Drive-In (and Fast Food, Too)

Jim Motavalli

It doesn't all start with Ray Kroc and McDonald's. Let's go back to 1921. The drive-in as we know it began at the Pig Stand in Texas.

history