Talking Cars 248: Pumping Gas in the Age of Coronavirus

Jon Linkov

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Main theme: We talk about protecting yourself from COVID-19 when using gas pumps and the credit card keypads at stations, and offer tips about how to accomplish this.

Test wrap-up: 2020 Hyundai Sonata

Audience questions:

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• Coronavirus cleaning, Toyota Highlander, episode 247
• EVs, Tires, Car Seats, and More, episode 246
• Coronavirus and Auto Shows, VW Atlas Cross Sport, episode 245
• Mazda MX-5 Miata and Mailbag, episode 244
• 10 Top Picks, episode 243

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