This week on Car Talk, Rich in Oregon is heading out on an extended road trip in his '64 Dodge Dart, and wants to know what spare parts he should have on hand, if-- or should we say "when"-- it breaks down. Aside from the obvious (see title), do Tom and Ray have any other helpful suggestions? Meanwhile, Rachel and her son are playing a game of "Who farted?" thanks to the noxious smell emanating from her Saab, and Caitlin's having a little trouble keeping her Jeep in one place. Also, Ellen in California provides a case study in why you should drive now, and jelly your bagel later. All this, plus the great male/female heated seats debate, and lots more, this week, on Car Talk.
Show Open Topic
Tom and Ray share a story with a unique perspective on aging.
This Week's Puzzler
It's got seven letters, and all five vowels: what did Bill and his friend see on their respective vacations, anyway?
Last Week's Puzzler
Just how did Helmut know the students were coming in to fix a tire?