#1631: Tickling the Electrons

Original Air Date: 07.30.2016

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This week on The Best of Car Talk, Dennis’ friend told him the best way to charge a low car battery is by turning on all the accessories. Does this earn immediate entry into the Wacko Theory Hall of Fame? Elsewhere, Julieta’s boyfriend is blaming her driveway for his Camry’s starting problem, which can only be cured by the correct curse words; Molly would like a little less cowbell in her Altima; and Gail explodes the myth that women don’t play practical jokes. Also, how did a rental car’s exhaust suck in Mike’s daughter’s shirt? All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.

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Show Open: Thanks for the business, guys!

Segment 2
Did any particular curses work?

Segment 3
We'll let you into our thought process. I don't think we want to do that.

Segment 4
Less cowbell, please.

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2nd Open: A few lines from Steven Wright. Also, "buy a Subaru, and stop puking".

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Plan A: buy 743 quarts of oil.

Segment 7
How can an exhaust blow and suck at the same time?

Segment 8
3rd Open: Why it's good to be a woman.

Segment 9
Tickling the electrons.

Segment 10
When's the last time you put Saran Wrap on a toilet?

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