#223 2020 Ford F-150 Raptor First Impressions; Should I Trust My Mechanic Over the Car's Manual?

published 1 week ago by Consumer Reports

This week we share our first impressions on the 2020 Ford F-150 Raptor that we rented, discuss its impressive off-road capabilities and who is this unique machine targeted towards. We also examine AAA's new study on vehicle pedestrian detection systems, and talk about the importance of these safety features and how they can save lives.  We also answer audience questions about when is the right time to change your car's brake fluid, what is the proper way to match a new replacement tire to other worn tires on a vehicle, and how we really feel about the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer.     ----------------------------------- Have a question for our experts? Leave a comment on this episode, or reach out to us directly! From your iOS device, iMessage us at TalkingCars@icloud.com to send a photo, video, or text directly to the Talking Cars team! We love to feature our viewers on the show, so submit video questions at  Subscribe to Talking Cars on Spotify:  SHOW NOTES ----------------------------------- 00:26 - AAA Study about Pedestrian Detection in Vehicles 05:36 - 2020 Ford F-150 Raptor 12:03 - Question #1: Should you trust your mechanic over the owner’s manual? 14:00 - Question #2: What is the proper way to match a new replacement tire to other worn tires on a vehicle? 18:32 - Question #3: How does CR really feel about the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer?   ----------------------------------  Pedestrian Detection Works, but Technology Still Has Ways to Go, AAA Study Finds   2018 Ford F-150 Quick Drive   2019 Chevrolet Blazer Quick Drive   ----------------------------------- Check out   for the latest reviews, tips, and recommendations and subscribe to our YouTube Channel: 

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