Car Talk

by NPR

America's funniest auto mechanics take calls from weary car owners all over the country, and crack wise while they diagnose Dodges and dismiss Diahatsus. You don't have to know anything about cars to love this one hour weekly laugh fest.


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#1811: The Fall's Gonna Kill You

This week on The Best of Car Talk, Tom and Ray turn to the wisdom of Butch Cassidy to help settle a dispute between Erin's husband and friend over shifting. Then, the guys help James and his fiancee take on the Marital-Industrial Complex by registering for gifts at Louie's Lexus rather than Chafing Dishes R Us. Also, Bob loves the former police car he just bought but may need to replace a part he doesn't believe exists; Anita's truck has developed a heavy breathing sound; and Eric is looking for the perfect vehicle for a family trip along the Al-Can Highway. Maybe he should be looking for four perfect vehicles? All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.

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Posted on 17 March 2018 | 12:00 pm

#1810: Next Stop, Yak Husbandry?

This week on The Best of Car Talk, Whitney's husband insists on waiting until the low fuel lights comes on before getting gas. Is he damaging their car, and even if he is, would curing this habit damage his psyche? Elsewhere, Tom thinks his mechanic is suffering from "Symmetry Neurosis" for insisting on replacing parts in pairs. Also, Ricardo had his car trucked from San Francisco to Boston and now its clutch is cooked; Dana loaned her Jetta to a friend and got it back with a new noise; and Howard's Lincoln is emitting a whooping noise when he gets of the car. Did he buy the extremely limited Three Stooges Curly Package? All this and more, this week on the Best of Car Talk.

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Posted on 10 March 2018 | 1:00 pm