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For more than two decades, Tom and Ray Magliozzi (aka Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers) have been America's funniest auto mechanics. By making more than 4 million weekly listeners* laugh, they have become the defining voices of public radio weekends. Their mixture of honesty, authenticity, knowledge, and humor has won them numerous awards (including a Peabody), accolades from every major national publication, and the loyalty of millions of public radio listeners, who continue to reward their stations with good will, listener hours, and fundraising dollars.
Saturday, March 28, 2015 2:00pmThis week on The Best of Car Talk, Joanna's 16-year-old son is ready for his first car, and what could be better than a vintage ice cream truck, complete with a working freezer and music?! Should Joanna buy the truck, and thank her lucky stars her son didn't ask for a Viper? Or is this aging freezer on wheels one push pop away from a disaster. Elsewhere, Sarah discovered that she can't get her dome light switch to work unless she pours water on it; Bear's 100,000-mile plugs have become 200,000-mile plugs after fusing themselves to the engine block; and Juliette's timing belt may be hanging on by a thread. Also, on Stump the Chumps we find out if John cleaned up his act and his disgustingly messy car for a date. All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.
Saturday, March 21, 2015 2:00pmThis week on The Best of Car Talk, John's car is a pigsty. As he prepares for a first date with a "classy woman," should he tidy it up or let her see him for the slob he truly is? Elsewhere, Barry had a numskull moment and drove his Blazer into a ditch. Now he can't understand why the engine is running better post-submersion! Also, Chooch's beloved Accord has become melodramatic; a black-light oil leak check is either too expensive or too psychedelic for Dorothea's husband; and, Tom and Ray discover a new strategy for handling difficult callers—diagnosis by intimidation. All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.