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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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#2456: Mr. Leadfoot

#2456: Mr. Leadfoot

2024-07-1338:321

It's bad enough that Gayle's new boyfriend hogs the tv remote all the time. Now he's speeding around in her car and Gayle is worried that he's wrecking the engine. Can Click and Clack help Gayle talk some sense into Mr. Leadfoot? 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
#2455: Kevorkian Motors

#2455: Kevorkian Motors

2024-07-0938:211

Jaime from Virginia must be a longtime listener because he's asking Click and Clack how to put an old Hyundai out of his misery. Creatively euthanizing cars 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
#2454: Shark Attack

#2454: Shark Attack

2024-07-0638:333

Scott from Scottsdale is an attorney suing a local mechanic who cracked the engine block on his client's car. The mechanic fessed up immediately and offered to fix it with epoxy. Will Click and Clack side with a lawyer preparing to pounce on a fellow mechanic? It's shark vs grease monkey 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
Greg from Long Island is pretty sure that his radiator is now holding a mixture of equal parts water, coolant and sealant resulting from his vain attempts to plug up his leaking heater core. Is there any hope for Greg or should he just relocate the cat's litter box to catch the drips? 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
Spencer from Florida was riding down the highway in his Honda without a care in the world when he was hit with an urgent need to touch his lug nuts. How normal is that? 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
Dr. Christine scored herself a plum gig in South America digging up ancient ruins, but unless her stalling Landcruiser gets fixed she might just bury it for a future Indiana Jones to dig up. Can Click and Clack help her explain to Titicaca Toyota's service manager what it needs? 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
Pat from Colorado got a sizzling surprise from her Suzuki Sidekick at the Self-Service Station the other day. Goodness, gracious, great balls of fire 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
#2449: Oops!

#2449: Oops!

2024-06-1839:031

A classic Car Talk diagnosis is derived from our hosts' intimate knowledge of modern automotive systems and their failure points, plus a healthy dose of finger-crossing in the hopes that the caller doesn't add that one last detail that flushes an otherwise elegant diagnosis right down the tubes. Listen as Click and Clack circle the bowl 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
Click and Clack pride themselves on their subtle communications skills. But every once in a while you have to make your point any way you can. To whit, Ray employs 'The Costanza Method'(Yell at everybody) 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
#2447: Anything but Cars

#2447: Anything but Cars

2024-06-1136:311

Poor Keller. She just wanted help with her Toyota pickup, but Click and Clack want to discuss anything but that. Will she hang on the line long enough to get an answer? 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
John's dipstick keeps popping out and it's kind of embarrassing. Will Click and Clack tell him that it happens to a lot of guys, or do they have a serious automotive diagnosis to offer? 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
Brian wants to spend only a few bucks to make his antique pickup truck handle like a sportscar. Candace's hubby thinks she can save a few pennies on gas by coasting whenever possible. And Keller has purloined a street sign to use as a floorboard in his VW Bug. Who will win 'The Cheapskate Sweepstakes' 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
#2444: The Breath of God

#2444: The Breath of God

2024-06-0143:301

Althea's car stalled on a highway up thar in Maine. Then a kindly old priest happens by and offers to 'breathe into her gas tank'. Lo and behold, the car starts again! Click and Clack sermonize on this miracle and other automotive lessons from the good book 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
Beth is pretty sure that her husband is wearing out the clutch on their Honda. If Click and Clack agree that she's right, how much fun is she allowed to have reminding him of this for the rest of their marriage? Click and Clack explore automotive 'love languages' 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
On this episode of the Best of Car Talk Click and Clack handle(in no particular order): Where to hide a dead guy's ashes, A young man's descent into existential irrelevance and Barry's libido.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
#2441: Gone to the Dogs

#2441: Gone to the Dogs

2024-05-2136:192

Jackie is tough, so the squeaky brakes on her Ford only bother her a little bit, but her pet Chihuahuas aren't so happy and Jackie needs to scrape the little guys off the ceiling everytime. Can Click and Clack placate these puppies? 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
Were Click and Clack part of some horrible experiment in child-rearing or were they just born that way? Their mother, Elizabeth, joins them on Mother's Day to ponder where she went so terribly wrong with these two 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
Longtime friend of the show and self-described rotund raconteur Daniel Pinkwater stops by to share his wisdom on the subject of doggie carsickness 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
Liz has it so bad with her Volvo that she's giving us the details in a sad song, and Marietta's got the blues because her toddler has jammed his binky into the seat adjustment motor. Sing along with 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
Billy the Kid, John Dillinger, Al Capone and now... 'Gail the Tollbooth Fugitive' takes her rightful place among America's most notorious criminals. Find out how wrong your life can go when you don't have exact change 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
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Albert Root

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Apr 13th
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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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