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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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    • Automotive
    • 4.7 • 13.1K Ratings

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.

    #2103: Acute Tirophobia

    #2103: Acute Tirophobia

    This week on The Best of Car Talk, Peterson is afraid to put air in his tires. Is he doomed to depending on the kindness of strangers with pumps, or can Tom and Ray help cure him—or at least outfit him properly in case there is an explosion? Elsewhere, towing may be Dave's best option for transporting his beloved LeMans cross-country, because the car could fall off somewhere in Nebraska; Hanz can't decide if his wife's behavior at stoplights is utterly brilliant or utterly wacko; and Elizabeth may be asking too much from her Volvo. Is shutting down when she turns on the wipers really such a big deal? All this, plus a world record for parking in a small space and lots more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.

    • 54 min
    #2102: The Roadmonster That Ate Cambridge

    #2102: The Roadmonster That Ate Cambridge

    This week on The Best of Car Talk, is Phil's Buick Roadmaster making noise because of a steering problem or because he needs to make 20-point turns to navigate the narrow streets of Our Fair City? Elsewhere, Fred doesn't know whether he should listen to his mechanic or his FSTB (Future Son-in-Law To Be) on how to start the Alfa that's been sitting in his garage for a year. Will siding with the mechanic doom Fred's daughter's marriage? Also, Steve's driver's window glare screen is now a stuck-in-the-door glare screen; Alison's Golf may be suffering from a "cracked breather" and "achin' plugs"; and is Judy's Escort sending smoke signals that it won't make it to the moon? All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.

    • 54 min
    #2101: The Mustang Compost Bin

    #2101: The Mustang Compost Bin

    This week on The Best of Car Talk, Mary loaded her Mustang's trunk with compost two months ago. Her husband says it's rotting the floor, but Mary wants to keep the compost all winter for ballast. One added wrinkle: Mary got the Mustang because her husband works for Ford—at least, for the time being. Elsewhere, Carla would love to escape from Alaska for a bit, but the fact that her truck will only drive backwards is making it difficult. Also, can Kathy figure out her Stratus's burnt popcorn smell without asphyxiating her sons? And is Justin's engine making noise, or is he just hearing people laughing a him for driving an old Beetle? All this, plus a plea for more civil Hate Mail, this week on the Best of Car Talk.

    • 57 min
    #2052: Untowed and Unbowed

    #2052: Untowed and Unbowed

    This week on The Best of Car Talk, Steve moved to Chicago for a job and a girlfriend. He lost both, but he's kept his sense of humor, and is just kinda confused about why his Acura was the only car not towed from a party. Elsewhere, we thought nobody could be more devoted to an old heap than Tommy, until we met Lita who has written a poem about her Monte Carlo—we're just relieved she didn't try to rhyme anything with "rust bucket." Also, the holiday season brings good cheer and the annual squeak to Betsy's Town and Country; Kate's temporary fix for her frozen door locks is hilarious, and incredibly dangerous; and, did the hottest man in show business set Melinda's radio on fire? All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
13.1K Ratings

13.1K Ratings

LRGjr ,

Every Weekend

Every weekend I find time to listen to Click & Clack. Yes, I know they are reruns, but I don’t care. It’s like visiting with old friends. Very funny old friends. The best!

Diggsdan ,

Love this show

I love this show. Funny, smart and entertaining! Can’t wait for Saturdays

cool kid on that block ,

you gotta love them...

Tom and Ray are absolutely stunning, i cannot bear the wait from saturday to saturday!

i love the fact that they don’t talk about politics, or any like, really bad things that were going on in the world, even in that time! (because we all know that these are re-runs)

also, we really miss you tommy 🥺 we all miss you amazing laugh, and you and tom screaming about how the wether the master cylinder will need to be replaced or not. we hope that you are enjoying it up there, you podcasting car talk screaming laughing angel. we miss you buddy.

also everyone who is sad about the reruns, and giving this a one star review, everyone needs to realize the fact that our poor little car baby Tom has unfortunately passed on. please everyone think about how hard it is on Ray to even think about this! we can’t have car talk without Tommy :(

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