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#1432: Pinkwater and the BMW Owner's Manual

#1432: Pinkwater and the BMW Owner\u0027s Manual
2 years, 11 months ago This week on Car Talk, Daniel Pinkwater opened his BMW owner’s manual, and discovered it included exercise and diet tips. Is BMW being extra thoughtful or do they just want to make sure Daniel stays alive long enough to finish paying off the car?  ... This week on C

#1431: The Bet

#1431: The Bet
2 years, 11 months ago This week on Car Talk, the Great Sleek Black Beauty bet is settled, as we find out if Patti’s mom made it from Houston to Boston in her Datsun. Does Ray need to start searching for a ’65 Ambassador, or is Tommy forever banned from uttering the words, “ ... This we

#1430: The Andy Letter

#1430: The Andy Letter
2 years, 11 months ago This week on Car Talk, do two people who don’t know what they’re talking about know more or less than one person who doesn’t know what he’s talking about? Andy thinks Tom and Ray’s recent “pas-de-deux of breathaking speculation” on electric brakes may ...

#1429: Click and Clack Vs Electric Brakes

#1429: Click and Clack Vs Electric Brakes
3 years ago This week on Car Talk, can Tom and Ray help Paul fix the electric brakes on his cattle trailer? Will the fact that they’ve never even heard of electric brakes stand in their way? Of course not! Elsewhere, Kate can’t get her mechanic to take her Acura’s ... This w

#1408: Old Moses Blew Beets

#1408: Old Moses Blew Beets
3 years, 4 months ago This week on Car Talk, beloved dog meets beloved car, and the results aren't good, as Will's dog Moses gets car sick in his truck; specifically, into the defroster vents. Can Will remove the chunks and the smell, or does he need to sell the truck to ... This week on Ca

#1407: The Diamond in the Corolla

#1407: The Diamond in the Corolla
3 years, 5 months ago This week on Car Talk, Dan's new used Corolla may have come with a bonus gift. The previous owner says she threw her engagement ring at her fiance and it fell behind the dashboard. Is the ring still there, or on the new fiancee of the mechanic who ... This week on Car

#1406: Captain Destructo

#1406: Captain Destructo
3 years, 5 months ago This week on Car Talk, from the wreckage of an old MG comes a new superhero, "Captain Destructo," ready to dope-slap stinko drivers--if he can ever get his car to run. Meanwhile, with Valentine's Day approaching, is it time for Beth to dump her boyfriend, ... This week

#1323: The Lard Butt Indicator

#1323: The Lard Butt Indicator
4 years, 1 month ago This week on Car Talk, why does the horn in John's wife's Golf start blowing when he drives it? John's wife thinks he's setting off the "lardbutt indicator" under the driver's seat. Has VW really come up with something so sophisticated? Elsewhere, Wendy ... This week o

#1322: The Citroen Invasion

#1322: The Citroen Invasion
4 years, 1 month ago This week on Car Talk, Denice's European friend is coming to the U.S., and bringing his Citroen with him. (We don't know if it will fit in the overhead luggage bin, or if he'll have to check it.) He's hoping to drive it from New York to Minnesota, but ... This week on