You’re just buying a new — or new-to-you — car. Why are you worried about it breaking down now? Because mechanical failures in modern cars can be insanely expensive.
It’s #nationaljokeday so we’re delivering the worst car jokes we know. Apologies in advance.
Today marks the anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee. Over the years, Elvis was inextricably linked to a few cars, but his automotive interests stretched far and wide. Here’s a look at the vehicles he was associated with after he became famous:
In the Car Talk Communities, there’s a question this week about a 2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class that won’t start, despite the battery being “good.” Before you go buying new batteries, alternators or starters, there’s a sequence of diagnosis you should follow to figure out what’s going on. It could save you hundreds of dollars:
One of the “Ferraris” from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is being auctioned later this month in Monterey, California. Cars from movies and TV that end up on the auction block are often record-setters. Here’s a look at the TV and movie cars that sold for huge money at auction:
Parades were pretty dull until Shriner cars came along. Yeah, you might see the homecoming queen perched on the back deck of a cool convertible, but everybody — young and old alike — loves to see a bunch of grown men in fezzes driving tiny cars.
If you’ve ever wanted to move after making concentric circles trying to find a parking spot in your city, maybe Des Moines, Iowa is the place.
Word comes this week that the original tour-bus for Boston-based ’70s rockers Aerosmith turned up in western Massachusetts, on an episode of American Pickers. But Aerosmith didn’t have a lock on cool tour vehicles.
Everybody’s still waiting for a flying car, but floating cars have been around for a long time. The Amphicar 770 was the first mass-produced amphibious vehicle available. Between 1961 and 1968, the Quandt Group built about 4,000 Amphicars. The International Amphicar Owners Club figures about 2,000 are still left in existence.