Tag: safety features

89 Posts

why does my car automatically slow down after turning a corner
Aug 16, 2016

Ray Offers a Couple of Final Suggestions before Eldorado Is Ditched

Dear Car Talk

Can Ray help Arlene's Eldorado come to its senses? It's been veering towards fences for so long.

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what's the safest way to navigate multilane highways
Jul 12, 2016

Surviving the Superhighway Free-For-All

Dear Car Talk

Virginia's cross-country trip convinced her that freeways are a moving mosh pit. What's the best way to stay safe on the highway?

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Jul 12, 2016

Bye-Bye Blind Spots: Japan Green Lights Cameras Replacing Outside Mirrors

Jim Motavalli

It won't be long before the outside rearview mirror--primitive tech that's noisy, heavy and an aerodynamic nightmare--is history around the world. 

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which newfangled safety features are worth investing in
Jul 05, 2016

Which Safety Features are Worth It?

Dear Car Talk

Mike and Marcia want to know how much of the new safety gadgetry is actually useful, and how much just pads the bottom line?

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what car is safest to prevent injuries in a rear-end accident
Jun 16, 2016

Help! My Tank Keeps Getting Rear-Ended!

Dear Car Talk

Paige has been rear-ended twice in an older pickup truck and it's getting old---not just the truck, but the accidents. What can newer vehicles offer that are better than the faithful old tank she's driving now?

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is there a safe classic car for a new driver
May 10, 2016

Classic or "Modern Classic" for a New Driver?

Dear Car Talk

Nancy's daughter wants a classic for her first car. How old can it be and still have some safety features?

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can you make a fifty year old car as safe as one released this year
May 04, 2016

Is this "Millennial" Falcon a Safe Bet?

Dear Car Talk

Can an older car be upgraded to more modern safety standards? Ken's friend has his sights set on an older Ford Falcon. Is it family car material?

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Mar 19, 2016

We Volunteer: Automakers Agree to Make Auto Emergency Braking Standard by 2022

Jim Motavalli

Forget the slow "rulemaking," the feds say, lets start saving lives as soon as possible.

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Safety feature gets cars stuck in automatic car washes
Dec 11, 2015

This One New Car Feature Might Leave You Stuck at the Car Wash

Craig Fitzgerald

Relying on a computer to protect you from your own stupidity leads to all kinds of unintended consequences, especially when pulling into an automatic car wash.

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Dec 11, 2015

Time for Tougher Car Safety Ratings

Jim Motavalli

The federal safety agency is making much-needed reforms to the rating system. Too many cars were getting five stars, and an update was badly needed.

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