Talking Cars 307: New Kia Sorento, Gas Shortages, and Dangerous Tires

Plus, can a dealer void your warranty if you get work done at an independent shop?

Main theme: We discusses what to do if there are gas shortages near you, share the results of a new CR investigation into a dangerous Goodyear tire with reporter Ryan Felton, and tell you how to check to determine whether your tires are too old to drive on. Finally, we answer your questions.

Driven this week: 2021 Kia Sorento

Audience Questions

  • Should I buy a Porsche 718 Cayman, a Toyota Supra, or a Lexus RC F?
  • A dealer told me I’d void my warranty if I got my car serviced anywhere else. Is that true?
  • The car I want has been recalled. Is this a bad sign?
  • Why can’t I find crash-test ratings for third-row seats? Are they safe in a crash?
'Talking Cars' panelists Emily Thomas, Keith Barry, and Mike Quincy.

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Keith Barry

Despite my love for quirky, old European sedans like the Renault Medallion, it's my passion to help others find a safe, reliable car that still puts a smile on their face—even if they're stuck in traffic. When I'm not behind the wheel or the keyboard, you can find me exploring a new city on foot or planning my next trip.