This week on Car Talk, are you suffering from sunroof envy? Lying awake at night wishing you could make people think you can soak up gamma rays behind the wheel? Well, your prayers have been answered by--the adhesive sunroof. (No, we're not kidding). We've got all you need to know about what may be the single most useless auto accessory in history.
Also in our first half, Tom and Ray come to the rescue of a couple of Shade-Tree mechanics suffering pangs of self-doubt. On the outskirts of Babb, Montana, Susan and her husband changed the thermostat in their truck, but it's still overheating. Meanwhile, in Utah, Jacob changed his brake pads, and now his Camry's got the shakes.
In our second half, a decommissioned Lincoln develops a most unwelcome hiss from its only moving parts--or to be more accurate, its only slithering parts. Then, on Stump the Chumps, we'll see if Ray clutched at the right straws when he diagnosed Velda's truck problem. And prepare yourself for Michael, from Limerick, Ireland… now retired in Miami. (Tune in. Trust us… you’ll understand.) He wants to know if he really needs to drive his new Mazda at high speed once a week, to keep it in tip-top shape, but he's come prepared with his own entertainment.
In our 3rd half, what if every time you turned on the heat, your car went… KaBLAM!!! That’s what Cathy’s enduring out in Western Mass.. Can Tom and Ray quiet her Jeep before the deep freeze has her car sounding like a rifle range? Finally, in our Call of the Week, as if summer in Arizona wasn't hot enough, Erin's seat heaters are being turned on, just by her husband getting in the car. Is it a problem of tuchus humongous? All that and more, this week on Car Talk.