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#1122: Book This, Dad!

Original Air Date: 05.28.2011

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This week on Car Talk, how do you handle a slightly anal retentive dad who insists on keeping verrrry thorough car records? If you're Rebecca, you tell Dad what you really think, and then call on Click and Clack to try to broker peace. Meanwhile, Ben's got a guilty conscience over his power steering stunt that came to a smoky conclusion; Mary Beth is stumped over how to fix a broken hood latch when you can't get the hood open; and Dale is wondering how mice stuffed his entire exhaust with corn. All this, plus a quasi-automotive Puzzler with a literary heritage, and lots more, this week on Car Talk.

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This Week's Puzzler

Are you ready for "The Bridge of Tom and Ray"? Find out how to make it across a bridge when your truck's weight is just a little too much. Find out!

Last Week's Puzzler

When Tom left home, he noticed the odometer reading on his car was a palindrome. When he got to work, it displayed a different palindrome. How far did he drive? Find out!

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Tom and Ray share the new "Car Talk listener rebate program."

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good car records

by ustwo

car book for gas, repairs, dates, miliage, MPG, etc. You called Father a Whacko. Well, I have been keeping a book on two cars for 25 years and have updated on a spreadsheet on my PC. I then calculate miles driven and MPG and then write in in the book as well. Also, your mentioned why would someone with a Lincoln Towncar want to keep such a book. Happens that I have two cars, one of which is a 99 Lincoln Towncar. So caller's father is whacko but I am whacko plus. Great shows, I always try to listen.

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