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Trickle Chargers from Toyota Always Stay Connected

Dear Car Talk

Dear Car Talk | May 17, 2019

Pigtails are a nice addition for your Toyota

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Car's Computer Thinks Mom's a Thief
Mar 19, 2019

Car's Computer Thinks Mom's a Thief

Dear Car Talk

How can Mom reintroduce herself to her car?

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Rusty VW camper
Mar 14, 2019

The Concours d'Lemons: Where Paint is But a Memory

Jim Motavalli

There are auto shows, and then there's the Concours d'Lemons. This celebration of cars that are rusty, filthy and/or ignored by respectable people continues on from Pebble Beach to Amelia Island.

Car Talk Spotify Playlist
Mar 13, 2019

Help Us Create a Car Talk Spotify Playlist

Staff Blog

Use Spotify? Help us out -- contribute to Car Talk's Spotify Playlist!

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He Doesn't Love the Buick
Mar 12, 2019

He Doesn't Love the Buick

Dear Car Talk

Learn the signs of an imminent trade-in ploy!

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Whoopee cushion
Mar 12, 2019

Anti-Theft Idea We Wish We Had Thought of First

Staff Blog

Toyota's latest anti-theft idea: A digital whoopee cushion!

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AC Compressor Blows a Bunch of Hot Air
Mar 09, 2019

AC Compressor Blows a Bunch of Hot Air

Dear Car Talk

There's no joy in this Envoy when the AC is cranky.

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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

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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?

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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!