#0730: Help! My Life's Down the Tubes

Jul 28, 2007
What's a guy to do when his girl is gone and his career is down the toilet? Call Tom and Ray, of course! This week on Car Talk, Steve in Chicago is looking to solve a parking lot mystery that left his car un-towable. Then it's off to California where Heather is scratching her head over a $3,000 glove box repair and a shifty mechanic named Helmut. And just when you think things couldn't get any weirder, meet Dave from Bemidji who manages to fix his Chevy with a piece of a BBQ grill. It's a smoking episode of Car Talk.

Show Open Topic

A new Italian study shows that 70% of us lie 5-10 times a day. The most common lie? "It's all taken care of!"

This Week's Puzzler

The puzzler is on vacation.

Last Week's Puzzler

Puzzler vacation this week.

As Read on Car Talk


Show Review - 200

Favorite Moment: 


The art of story telling is not dead. The story reminded me of the way my dad used to tell stories. I laughed so hard I had to pull over. Truly 1 in a million.
Favorite Moment: 
The whole story and especially the manner in which it was told.

Get the Car Talk Newsletter