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#1039: Extreme Dashboard Makeover

Original Air Date: 09.25.2010

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This week on Car Talk, James in Georgia is looking for a quick and cheap way to fix the cracks in his truck's dashboard. Tom and Ray's suggestions begin with driveway sealant, and go downhill from there. The guys do a little better giving ethical guidance to Danielle in California, who's wondering if it's kosher to count her infant son as a passenger so she can use the carpool lane. Also, Mustang owner Grace wonders if there's any way to make her clutch a little less "heavy duty"; Don in Louisiana has been banned from visiting his sister because of the loud and embarrassing squealing sound coming from his Supra; and on Stump the Chumps, we find out if Tom and Ray's humiliation was enough to get car-scratching husband Dave to straighten up. All this, plus a new Puzzler from the "Currency Events" (yes, that's correct) series, and lots more, this week on Car Talk.

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This Week's Puzzler

What was so interesting about the change Ray received when checking out? Find out!

Last Week's Puzzler

How can you represent all the dates of the month on two cardboard cubes? Find out!

Show Open Topic

General Motors' planned IPO: suggestions for better ways for them to raise cash.

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