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.

Contact Car Talk
Box 3500
Harvard Square
Cambridge, MA 02238
Question line: (888) 227-8255

Composer ID: 


  • Wednesday, November 19, 2014 9:00pm
    Chris is a rural mail carrier and drives his 2005 Scion XA for work. The problem? His brakes start out fine each morning and go spongy by midday. The next morning they're fine again. What's going on here? 
  • Thursday, November 13, 2014 9:00pm
    Craig wants to know: Is the profanity-laced tirade his mechanic unleashed during a timing belt repair a sign of a tough job, or an inexperienced mechanic? Tom and Ray's take, right here.
  • Monday, November 10, 2014 9:00pm
    Why is Mel's 1993 Toyota pickup overheating? Tom and Ray's theories, right here.
  • Wednesday, October 29, 2014 9:00pm
    Should Karl get the extended warranty on his new Fiat 500C? Tom and Ray explain how extended warranties work and when it's a good idea to shell out the extra money for one. 
  • Monday, October 27, 2014 9:00pm
    Kyle just paid $1113 to replace the headlight in his Acura RL. Is this the price of owning a high-end car or did Kyle just get hosed?