4 episodes

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.

The Best of Car Talk NPR

    • Leisure
    • 4.7 • 14.4K 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.

    #2207: The Italian Tune Up

    #2207: The Italian Tune Up

    Lisa from Washington, DC was told by her mechanic that she doesn't drive her VW Golf often enough and that this will lead to all sorts of mechanical malfunction in the car's future. Tom and Ray try to explain why cars that only travel a few miles per day are prone to certain failures. Lisa thinks that an 'Italian Tune-up' should cure it. Find out why on this episode of the Best of Car Talk!

    • 38 min
    #2206: Click and Clack's 40 Weight Cleanse

    #2206: Click and Clack's 40 Weight Cleanse

    Most of us have had that family member who went off the deep end with some cockamamie diet or exercise or other 'miracle cure' for something. But the health and wellness industry has nothing on the world of automotive miracle cures. Stu from Maryland may be inadvertently on to something thanks to a recent maintenance mix-up on his Nissan. Find out what on this episode of The Best of Car Talk!

    • 33 min
    #2205: The Hitchhiker Test

    #2205: The Hitchhiker Test

    Reggie from South Carolina noticed an odor coming from her car's air conditioning that smelled suspiciously like the stink of the kids in her car pool. Will the dealer's remedy for the problem work or will the ac and the kids continue to duke it out for 'stink supremacy' until one of them wins, Reggie perishes or both? Find out on this episode of The Best of Car Talk!

    • 33 min
    #2204: Na-nu Na-nu THIS!

    #2204: Na-nu Na-nu THIS!

    Vacation is tough work! Especially if you're an academic like Tom and you have a hard time keeping all of your holidays, Spring Breaks and Sabbaticals straight. Following several weeks of time off from sweating over a hot microphone the boys are back and ready to dispense more questionable car advice.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
14.4K Ratings

14.4K Ratings

duly_noted ,

Finally!

Excellent show... funny... insightful... informative... and the puzzler is great. Family friendly show. Glad to see if finally as a podcast.

So I guess we can expect to hear... "And don't podcast like my brother!"

Bethy28 ,

I love Car Talk!

These guys are great listening whether you're working out, listening at home or driving. My dad got me hooked many years ago. He used to record the shows on tape. I'd always take a boxful of casettes with me when I drove to/from college 1100 miles from home. They're entertaining and educational. I feel quite confident in my ability to diagnose a bad master cylinder or a worn fan belt... They have some material that is kind of cheesy but the hour is well worth it. It's truly a part of my life. I hope they never retire! Listen in...you won't be disappointed!

mainebowfly ,

He will always be remembered...

When I was little I loved to listen to car talk and I still do. When I heard that one of the brothers passed away I was hart broken. He was a great guy and extremely funny and he will always be remembered. ✝️
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The North American Wacko!
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The North American Wacko is one of my favorites and we finally know who is click a who is clack! 🤣

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