This week on Car Talk, can Dave put two snow tires on his girlfriend's car, or does he need to buy a full set, as his tire dealer insists? Tom has a two-tire solution that may qualify for next year's Nobel Prize in Bad Advice. Elsewhere, Cathryn's car is going "boom boom" whenever her mechanic isn't around to hear it; Helen's Toyota gained and then lost an extra 100 miles per tank of gas after she moved to Salt Lake City; and, can Keith install an air conditioner in his Geo Metro, and still make it up a hill? Also, on Stump the Chumps, we find out if Tom and Ray got Pam's Volvo to stop smoking. All this and more, this week on Car Talk.
Show Open Topic
Physics Bubbas to the rescue! Listener tips for how to drive on washboard roads.
This Week's Puzzler
Eavesdropping Enigma: What kind of store were our eavesdroppers in, and what product were the customers buying?
Last Week's Puzzler
The Empty Brake Fluid Can: What one question will reveal what's wrong with the car?