Gender equity comes to Car Talk Plaza this week, as male and female callers are both advised to respond to spousal auto-critiques with a polite, but firm, "Shut up, Hon." Elsewhere, Stuart's Camry is making a scary metallic quacking sound, and his mechanic is replacing things that couldn't be causing it; Bill is wondering if Radiator Stop Leak will work on his wooden hot tub; and Liz the Librarian is about to learn why she shouldn't make jack-rabbit starts. Also, for Mother's Day, one Mom's tale of a teenager to be greatly admired--and feared. All this, and lots more, this week on Car Talk.
Show Open Topic
Tom and Ray share a letter from a listener, about what may just be the party to end all parties!
This Week's Puzzler
How can it be that Jim keeps buying the wrong wiper blades? Take a listen and see if you can figure out what's going on.
Last Week's Puzzler
How many times during the course of a complete day does a car's digital clock display a time that has three of the same digit?