Car Talk, hosted by brothers and long-time mechanics Ray and Tom Magliozzi (better known as "Click and Clack, The Tappet Brothers"), offers an hour of car repair advice from a humorous perspective, to say the least.
It's happened to all of us. You're on a long drive, when nature takes its course and you find yourself desperately needing to "take a haircut." Finally, a restroom appears, but it's inside a fast-food restaurant. This week on Car Talk, we tackle the moral quandary--if you use this restroom, are you obligated to get fries with that? Elsewhere, Tom is worried whether his Nissan's shocks can handle an upcoming road trip. Click and Clack are more worried that Tom plans to make said road trip with his mother and his girlfriend. Also, Erica's goal of getting her Camry to 200,000 miles hits a noisy obstacle; a clay-gathering trip turns smoky for Charlie's Explorer; and Bill's attempt to replace a broken belt with a pair of tights failed. Did he use the wrong size? The wrong color? Find out, this week on Car Talk.
This week on Car Talk, Terri's trying to convince her teenaged son not to buy himself a 1960's muscle car. Tom and Ray are ready to back her up with a trunk full of reasons why he's more likely to meet girls if he's driving a 1986 Volvo (with mis-matched hubcaps). But their efforts may all be undone when they turn to Tom's son Alex to back them up. Elsewhere, Deena's hoping a horn transplant will cause other drivers to mistake her Chevy Nova for a diesel truck; Thomas is wondering if his local Quickie Lube guy was just trying to clean out his wallet when when he offered to clean Thomas' fuel injectors; and should Roe tell the friend who loaned her his Civic for three months that she spent a good portion of that time driving with the parking brake on? All this and more, this week on Car Talk.
This week on Car Talk, Click and Clack delve deep into scientific inquiry on the expanding American rump. The fruits of their labor? A new way to measure the human derriere. Presenting... the "Pinkwater," after Tom and Ray's pal, his rotundity, Daniel Pinkwater. Also, Kathleen has a moral, ethical and economic dilemma: to buy a SUV or buck the big car trend? And Matthew is struggling with his car washing technique. He's striving for spotless perfection on his parent's Voyager. Could the Shawalla be the answer to all of his car-cleansing woes? All this and much more, this week on Car Talk.
This week on Car Talk, Suzi bought a Porsche 911, partly to help her bond with her male colleagues. Unfortunately, she can't answer any of their questions about the car, and things are getting awkward around the water cooler. Can Tom and Ray give Suzi a quick Porsche 101 seminar, or are they even more clueless than she is? Earlier, our favorite brat, Melissa Peterson returns to remind Tom and Ray she still hates them... but as long as they're all on the phone together, would they mind helping convince her mother that her new scooter is safe? Andy's Infiniti's active suspension has become a bit hyper-active; Larry took his car for an oil change and almost got taken for new axles; and, in a follow-up from last week, Kirsten returns to tell us how the government plans to treat her beloved CRX while she's in Kosovo for two years. All this and more, this week on Car Talk.
We all know Tom and Ray's dismal record diagnosing car problems, so this week on Car Talk we find out how they did with something a little smaller--a bread maker. Jeff from New Mexico is back for a round of Stump the Chumps to tell us if the Magliozzi recipe made his loaves come out looking less like hockey pucks. Elsewhere, Vivek is puzzled by the puddle that forms under his seat when he uses his air conditioner; Leslie's husband told her she's ruining her car by not straightening the wheels when she parks; and Kirsten wants to know what questions to ask the guys who will be storing her Honda while she goes to Kosovo for two years. Our first question? Can Tommy sleep in it when his wife throws him out of the house. All this and lots more, this week on Car Talk.
This week on Car Talk, Savannah wants her car to shine. Literally. Given that it's a Plymouth Sundance, she faces a daunting task! A plethora of rhinestones will make this baby glitter but how does she affix it all without leaving a sparkling trail down the interstate? Also, Car Talk history is made as a caller asks Tom and Ray to settle a marital dispute by doing... nothing! Also, Larry's Lincoln died, and the CIA might be interested in whether he fixes it or not; Maxine learned the old mechanic's adage that a free brake job means never having to say you're sorry; and one diagnosis leads another caller to congratulate Tom and Ray for the finest piece of bamboozling ever. All this and more, this week on Car Talk.