This week, it's marital disputes galore. Tom and Ray are asked to weigh in on whether Zelda's wrong to be putting on her parking brake after driving in ice and snow? Dinner and a gemstone hang in the balance.
Later, in this week's Call of the Week, Gigi needs help deciding what to do with an old Mercedes and a new husband with a tight wallet. Meanwhile, Denise ran over what she thought was a heap of snow until she heard a loud "Thunk!" (Note to the FBI: she's a priest. It wasn't a mob hit.) Now her fuel gauge doesn't work. Tom and Ray enter the world of accident reconstruction, pray for a little divine intervention, and let us know if the accident and the gauge failure have anything in common.
Then, it's off for a visit with Rip Van Winkle, aka Graham from Alameda, California. He woke up one day-and suddenly realized he can no longer work on his car. Is there a car out there that's just right for his shade tree and wrench set? Tom and Ray review today's DIY options.
Finally, it's Stump the Chumps, starring John from Virginia and his brutally loud scraping noise. Did Tom and Ray make the right call, or is John still slowly losing his hearing? All that and more, this week on Car Talk.