This week on Car Talk, John in Massachusetts is concerned because his Accord's hood seems a little down, literally. It's sagging in the middle. Can Tom and Ray offer an explanation that doesn't send the bogosity meter off the charts? Other items of concern: Sandra fears for her engine's life after she accidentally put five gallons of diesel in the tank, and Natalie fears for her own life, after putting a large dent in dad's Chevy Venture while he was away. Also, a question from the Auto-Ethics Department: should you tip the guy who pumps your gas at a full-service station? All this, plus a Puzzler from the Rising Floodwaters series, and lots more, this week on Car Talk.
Show Open Topic
Tom and Ray share a few "thought provokers."
This Week's Puzzler
Can you rescue a family of four and their dog, who are all trapped on an island?
Last Week's Puzzler
You're given a hundred dollars and told to spend it all purchasing exactly a hundred animals at the pet store. How many of each animal do you have to purchase?