#1706: My Tire Passed Me

Feb 11, 2017
You’ve no doubt heard Tom and Ray warn callers about the danger of wheels falling off their cars. Well, this week on The Best of Car Talk, Mike’s wheel fell off—twice! Happily, he lived to tell the tale. Can Tom and Ray help prevent Strike Three? Elsewhere, Carl’s daughter drove from Boston to Colorado, and swears her truck added gas along the way; Father John has decided to splurge on a Miata, and doesn’t know if he’ll get the best deal with his clerical collar on or off; and on Stump the Chumps, we find out if Alison’s starting problem was really caused by a cracked breather, or if her mechanic had a cracked skull. Also, could listening to Car Talk really be good for your health? (Aside from the migraines and waves of nausea). All this and more this week on The Best of Car Talk.

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1 Comments

ya it did

the wheel comes off because some genius put custom wheels on it and when it did not have reverse thread lug nuts for said wheels on left side some other genius said just remove the offending reverse thread studs and replace with standard, just because, he is lucky the front wheel did not come off, he needs to have the reverse thread studs and nuts on left side regardless of steel wheel or custom ,, if you look for them you can get reverse thread nuts for custom wheels
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