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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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What are you going to do if two NPR hosts proclaim that you are so friendless you have to hang a porkchop around your neck just to get the dog to play with you? And what if those heartless hosts were your very own uncles? Find out on this episode of the Best of Car Talk.Get access to hundreds of episodes in the Car Talk archive when you sign up for Car Talk+ at plus.npr.org/cartalkLearn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
As far as tall tales go, it isn't quite 'War and Peace', but 'Max and the Schnauzer' is about as epic as it gets in the world of auto repair, and it's on this episode of the Best of Car Talk.Get access to hundreds of episodes in the Car Talk archive when you sign up for Car Talk+ at plus.npr.org/cartalkLearn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
#2429: Vowels to Bosnia

#2429: Vowels to Bosnia

2024-04-0941:322

Where were you in '96? Click and Clack weren't exactly on the front lines, but they did report on the serious vowel-drought in the war-torn region of Bosnia in this classic episode of the Best of Car Talk.Get access to hundreds of episodes in the Car Talk archive when you sign up for Car Talk+ at plus.npr.org/cartalkLearn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
If you've got an old British sportscar you'd probably call Car Talk about bad electronics. With an older GM car you probably have issues with your steering. But if you tell Click and Clack that you have a 1994 West Bend Deluxe Breadmaker that's churning out hockey pucks instead of brioche?.. Find out what they say on this episode of the Best of Car Talk.Get access to hundreds of episodes in the Car Talk archive when you sign up for Car Talk+ at plus.npr.org/cartalkLearn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
#2427: The Guy Test

#2427: The Guy Test

2024-04-0243:132

A few shows back, Click and Clack remarked that guys have a need to do stupid things sometimes -like driving through blinding snowstorms in order to pick up a few extra lightbulbs. And wouldn't you know that a PHD somewhere has seen fit to measure 'Guy-ness' with a quick, multiple-answer quiz. Find out if you're a 'real guy' on this episode of the Best of Car Talk.Get access to hundreds of episodes in the Car Talk archive when you sign up for Car Talk+ at plus.npr.org/cartalkLearn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Most of us are happy to have been equipped at the factory with two feet, ya' know? Makes getting around a little easier. But two feet are a problem with some drivers -think grandpa with one foot on the gas and the other on the brake 100% of the time. What do Click and Clack think? Find out on this episode of the Best of Car Talk.Get access to hundreds of episodes in the Car Talk archive when you sign up for Car Talk+ at plus.npr.org/cartalkLearn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
CJ has an old Honda that she adores but it's costing her more and more in repair bills. Click and Clack suggest that maybe CJ's waning love for the Honda -as well as her savings- could be transferred to her mechanic on this episode of the Best of Car Talk.Get access to hundreds of episodes in the Car Talk archive when you sign up for Car Talk+ at plus.npr.org/cartalkLearn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
#2424: Porkchop Boy

#2424: Porkchop Boy

2024-03-2341:462

What's worse, pulling your dipstick and finding it covered with chocolate mousse or having to tie a porkchop around your neck just to get the dog to play with you? Our usual diet of kooky questions and the continuing saga of Click and Clack's nephew, 'porkchop boy', on this episode of the Best of Car Talk.Get access to hundreds of episodes in the Car Talk archive when you sign up for Car Talk+ at plus.npr.org/cartalkLearn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
You think YOU have a rough commute?!?! Richard from Denver writes to tell us about his cab ride from hell on this episode of the Best of Car Talk.Get access to hundreds of episodes in the Car Talk archive when you sign up for Car Talk+ at plus.npr.org/cartalkLearn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Victoria's ex-husband is hoping that she'll forgive an alimony debt in exchange for his Nissan Stanza with 100,000 miles on it. Will Click and Clack applaud the couple's creative attempts to resolve their differences or will they demand that Victoria hold out for a new Lexus? Find out on this episode of the Best of Car Talk.Get access to hundreds of episodes in the Car Talk archive when you sign up for Car Talk+ at plus.npr.org/cartalkLearn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
When Michael and his family swapped houses and cars for a summer in Scotland, they probably imagined great hikes into the Scottish Highlands. But when their borrowed car blew up without warning and the owners blamed him, should Michael be telling the Scotts to 'kilt-up' and take a hike? Find out on this episode of the Best of Car Talk. Get access to hundreds of episodes in the Car Talk archive when you sign up for Car Talk+ at plus.npr.org/cartalkLearn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Heidi has a little neighborhood bird that freaks out several times a day and starts pecking away on the chrome of her Lincoln, thinking that it is defending it's territory. Will Click and Clack recommend extensive efforts to save the little guy or should Heid just 'brick him'? Find out on this episode of the Best of Car Talk. Get access to hundreds of episodes in the Car Talk archive when you sign up for Car Talk+ at plus.npr.org/cartalkLearn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Kieran from Louisiana has to leave his car for a long time. The last time he stored it the brakes rusted so bad they had to be replaced. Should he instead leave the car with his brother? Find out how many ways there are to say, "Absolutely Not!" from the Tappet Brothers on this episode of the Best of Car Talk. Get access to hundreds of episodes in the Car Talk archive when you sign up for Car Talk+ at plus.npr.org/cartalkLearn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Stephanie wants to squeeze Mom for finishing off her ailing clutch, Bill's Blazer is belching a bit of smoke and Ray recounts the tale of 'The Great Montreal Hotel Fire' that consumed his Ford LTD -or so he thought, all on this episode of the Best of Car Talk. Get access to hundreds of episodes in the Car Talk archive when you sign up for Car Talk+ at plus.npr.org/cartalkLearn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
More than a few years ago, Montana reacted to the repeal of the federal 55mph speed limit by declaring there to be no speed limit on vast stretches of highway. That -and testosterone-poisoned truckers- has Tommy ranting and raving on this episode of the best of Car Talk. Get access to hundreds of episodes in the Car Talk archive when you sign up for Car Talk+ at plus.npr.org/cartalkLearn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Debbie's Toyota has a brake noise, and because she lives near a repair shop she's become very accomplished at mimicking various automotive sounds. It's music to our ears on this episode of the Best of Car Talk. Get access to hundreds of episodes in the Car Talk archive when you sign up for Car Talk+ at plus.npr.org/cartalkLearn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
Ginny drives outo onto a field full of horses. If this were an old movie, Ginny would ride off on the back of one of them into the sunset but, since this is Car Talk, Ginny watches in horror as the horsies begin to eat parts of her car. No Hollywood endings on this episode of the Best of Car Talk. Get access to hundreds of episodes in the Car Talk archive when you sign up for Car Talk+ at plus.npr.org/cartalkLearn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
#2414: The Spidermobile

#2414: The Spidermobile

2024-02-1739:292

Geraldine has uninvited passengers taking up residence in her car. Can Click and Clack help her get rid of these eight-legged hitchhikers or should she just torch her Toyota? Oh, what a tangled web we weave on this episode of the Best of Car Talk.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
From time to time mail intended for Car Talk and Ann Landers of 'Dear Abby' fame gets switched up. Of course, the brothers' handle such heartfelt missives with the requisite tact and sensitivity that their sainted mother, Elizabeth, instilled in them -after they have a few laughs first! Advice to the lovelorn from Click and Clack on this episode of the Best of Car Talk.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
#2412: Supercharge THIS!

#2412: Supercharge THIS!

2024-02-1041:403

Rick is in love with both Linda and with his Mazda Miata, hopefully, in that order. But Rick is bugging Linda to buy him a $2500 turbocharger as a sort of 'mid-life crisis present'. Will Click and Clack recommend the turbocharger or the couples' counseling? Find out on this episode of the Best of Car Talk.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
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Albert Root

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Curtis Massey

This was a great episode thanks to Gili.

Mar 16th
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Feb 5th
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Mk

They didn't answer the puzzler about the cowboy!

Jan 10th
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Jack Mandel

This is the best car podcast.

Nov 23rd
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Aug 12th
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C Hess

why are there no episodes? I can still find them on the NPR website though

Feb 5th
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I complained about this in the app store so let's see what happens . . .

Feb 4th
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Austin Currey

wtf?!

Jan 31st
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Has NPR killed this one off for not being #Woke enough ?

Jan 27th
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Wish they'd post the original air dates . . .

Jan 15th
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Wish they'd post the original air dates . . .

Jan 15th
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Geoff M.

episode with daniel pinkwater at the end wont allow fast forwarding. keeps saying there isnt enough time left to Fst Fwd [any amount if time].

Jan 14th
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Larry Hansen

4 episodes and 120 comments. I suspect there's a message here: we need waaay more Tappet genius on tap!

Sep 20th
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Sep 4th
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Curtis Massey

These old shows are so darn good!

Jun 15th
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Curtis Massey

The way I felt when I realized that this episode was recorded 30 years ago!

Apr 6th
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L Linchan

it is good

Jan 28th
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Curtis Massey

Is this episode too old for "our fair city"?

Jan 1st
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Curtis Massey

These shows are so darn good. I just love 'em.

Nov 23rd
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