Best of Car Talk

Saturdays, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Tom and Ray Magliozzi

Imagine the Marx Brothers answering questions about automobiles. Picture Monty Python trying to imitate car noises. Think of A.J. Foyt telling someone how to open the car hood. Mix it all up, throw in a little Dr. Ruth and a little Smothers Brothers, and you've got Car Talk, NPR's Peabody Award-winning radio program heard by more than 4 million listeners each week.

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  • Wednesday, January 21, 2015 9:00pm
    Can Car Talk help convince Barb's husband that he should always use his turn signals? 
  • Monday, January 19, 2015 9:00pm
    The rear brake pads on Gary's Chrysler Town and Country are worn out and Gary can't figure out why, since front brakes do most of the stopping and should wear out first. What gives? Car Talk's explanation, right here. 
  • Wednesday, January 14, 2015 9:00pm
    Quentin's grand-niece was just born--en route to the hospital, in the back of his nephew's Citroen Xsara. Does this mean the car is part of the family now? 
  • Monday, January 12, 2015 9:00pm
    Who pays when a mechanic goes down the rabbit hole? Car Talk weighs in on whether Danny's mechanic should refund him for a misdiagnosis. 
  • Thursday, January 8, 2015 9:00pm
    Mike's truck wouldn't start until a mechanic walking by suggested he hit the gas tank with a hammer. This dubious advice actually worked, and now Mike wants to know why. Car Talk explains, here.