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Car Talk is heard by more than 4.3 million listeners each week on more than 600 public radio stations.
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.
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This week on Car Talk, the headliner in Cheryl's Chevy is falling down, and causing a series of bad-hair days. She'd like to fashion a replacement. Can Tom and Ray offer any interior decorating tips, or just suggest she use a better cream rinse? Elsewhere, Brent's Audi is leaking very expensive "mineral oil" power steering fluid. Does he need to spend big bucks to fix his steering, or can he try a cheaper fluid, like, say, Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil? Also, Keller's got a wobbling wheel, but a much too interesting name and Graduate major to get a clear answer; and on Stump the Chumps we find out if Tom and Ray correctly diagnosed Tim's misdirected air conditioner, and if Tim was able to re-direct the repair bill to his Mom. All this and lots more, this week on Car Talk.
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 has discovered that giving up her beloved Super Beetle has done great harm to her social life. She used to be able to meet guys while working on its (many) problems. But, her new Toyota is both too reliable and too complicated. Also, Sara learns an expensive lesson in why you shouldn't let a Physics Grad student fix your fuel pump—with you and your dog stuck in the car while it's on he lift; and can Jeff safely use Coleman fuel in his Civic next time he gets stranded while camping? All this and more, this week on Car Talk.