Heidi Weiskel (Washington, District Of Columbia) - 1987 Peugeot 505
Heidi’s car is making groaning noises when she turns, and is getting harder to steer. Her mechanic said her tie rod ends and ball joints are wearing out, but it’s impossible to find parts, so he suggested that Heidi just drive it until she can’t turn at all, then call the Salvation Army to come get it, but Heidi worries this isn't safe. Tom and Ray agree. She probably can find parts; her mechanic just doesn’t want to work on it. They suggest Heidi use the Car Talk Mechanics Files to find someone willing to work on a Peugeot.