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Is this Transmission Dishwasher-Safe?

David wants Tom and Ray's permission to keep using the family dishwasher to clean his auto parts, but his wife and kids are crying "poison!" Is this an OK use for a home dishwasher--or will David find his major appliance privileges revoked?

The Oil Change and the Overprotective Dad

Joe's daughter wants to learn some car repairs and she wants her dear old dad to teach her. The problem? Joe's worried that  if she gets injured, he'll feel guilty for the rest of his life. Tom and Ray offer some basic safety tips but will it be enough to set Joe's mind at ease?

Happy Impatient, Not-Stupid Fathers Day

It takes a teenager -- and his idiot buddies -- to fully exploit the mechanical weaknesses of the 1970 Bonneville Grand Safari wagon.

Flashback: Hey Dad, Remember When Your Car Blew Up?

This week, Car Talk staff picks one of their all time favorite calls from the archives from Christy, who wants to confess a 15 year old automotive crime. Hear it all right, here!

Today: Can Richard Make His Son Slow Down?

Richard's son drives too fast. With speeding tickets, fast starts and sudden braking, Richard is worried that he may be doing permanent damage to the car. Tom and Ray agree, but will they help him out? After all, they need customers like Richard's son--how else could mechanics make their boat payments each month? 

Polluting Young Minds

As if it weren't bad enough that an entire generation of adults have suffered through our lousy show, we're apparently also polluting the brains of America's future, too!

Click and Clack recommended a tattoo for an 11 year old?!

Yes. On a recent show 11 year old Hanna from Granby, Connecticut called to ask how to get back at her Dad, who was getting his jollies from laying on the horn of his truck when she walked by. Tom and Ray suggested a tattoo. But-- and this is a big but-- they suggested a temporary, henna tattoo.

Just how crazy is it, for David's daughter to buy a Jag XJS?

My 24-year-old daughter is moving to Los Angeles from New York City and will need a car. She is in love with the Jaguar XJS Coupe. Her budget will allow an early-1990s model with 100,000-plus miles. My questions are... 

Can kids really wear out power window switches?

When I was a kid, my siblings and I loved to play with the power windows -- up a little, down a little, up some more, down some more, all the way up. Our elders always told us to cut...

Is there a really good reason why my grandchildren have to be in the backseat? I feel like a chauffeur!

Suddenly I'm years old a grandfather and a grumpy old man Here's what I'm grumpy about I have a grandson who was born three months premature At his current rate of growth he'll be in a rear-facing car seat when...


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