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Car Talk is heard by more than 4.3 million listeners each week on more than 600 public radio stations.

Tom & Ray Magliozzi
Car Talk
hosts Tom and Ray Magliozzi (aka "Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers) dispense car advice to callers in the broad accents of the tough East Cambridge neighborhood where they grew up.

Car Talk is produced for NPR by Dewey, Cheetham & Howe and WBUR in Boston.


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Distracted Driving: The Hands-Free Myth Persists

New studies are confirming that hands-free devices are not the solution to distracted driving. Tom and Ray have been... more

Pothole Season: Where Does the Pavement Go?

In honor of pothole season, we're sharing one of our favorite calls from Sara, who asks: What happens to all the... more

Which State Has the Worst Potholes?

It's pothole season. Think you've got it bad? We heard from fans all over the country who claim there state has the... more

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Recent items from the Car Talk podcast
Apr 19, 2014 -

This week on Car Talk, the Auto-Psychiatry booth is open, as Dennis tries to figure out why he dreamed about being offered a 1966 Ford Fairlane. Is a Fairlane memory buried in his past, or to paraphrase Dr. Freud, is a heap just a heap? Meanwhile, over in the Auto-Relational Department, Donna treated herself to a spiffy Mazda Miata, but can't get her husband to relinquish the steering wheel. Also, Tamson's mechanic may be using the "slow milking" approach to diagnosing her Beetle's noise; Ray has a few final words on Tommy's Dart; and does Dave need driving lessons or relaxation therapy to prepare for a Summer trip through Ireland with five women? All this and more, this week on Car Talk.

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Apr 12, 2014 -

This week on Car Talk, Mara has tried everything to rid her car of its ant infestation. Well, maybe not everything, since there are no burn marks. Tom and Ray have a way to lure them out that is at once incredibly creative— and very stupid. Elsewhere, how does Diane reconcile her husband's desire to rebuild his BMW with her parent's need to get it off their farm, so the potatoes can be planted? Also, a lesson to car dealers: if you're going to make up a name for your wife, choose one you know how to spell. And, on Stump the Chumps, we find out if Tom, Ray, and Joan's husband can correctly diagnose her screeching Ford Festiva. All this and more, this week on Car Talk.

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