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Car Talk’s Louie Cronin on Her Cambridge-Centric First Novel

Louie Cronin was born right here in Cambridge. Her parents grew up in the city; they met each other in third grade. Her dad owned a restaurant in Harvard Square. She spent her childhood playing in Cambridge’s streets, and while her family moved to the suburbs when she was 11, she would return in her thirties for almost […]


Click and Clack Talk Cars: Not (Just) Blowing Hot Air

FROM KING FEATURES SYNDICATE By Tom and Ray Magliozzi Dear Tom and Ray: I have a 2002 Honda Civic. My air conditioner starts off blowing cool air, but after several miles of driving, it blows only hot air. The Honda dealer told me the compressor is shot and must be replaced (total cost just under […]


CLICK AND CLACK TALK CARS: Rent!

FROM KING FEATURES SYNDICATE By Tom and Ray Magliozzi Dear Tom and Ray: I’ve got a question that arises from time to time in my office. Oftentimes, we need to visit faraway cities and towns within the state for meetings and the like (and long lunches). They give us two options: We can get a […]


Click and Clack Talk Cars: Cheap Fix for Slow Clock

Dear Tom and Ray: The clock in my Jeep Liberty requires resetting every two weeks. Apparently, the clock is moving backward in time. After two weeks, the clock will be three minutes slow. What causes this? Is this an indication of a larger problem? – Atom