#1302: Male Braking Syndrome

Jan 12, 2013
This week on Car Talk, Tracy's husband has a brilliant (his word) approach to reducing brake wear--by stomping on them at the last possible second. Tracy thinks he's nuts and so does their dog-- he's afraid to get in the car. Elsewhere, Red was ready to live the dream in the '75 Pontiac he bought off a front lawn. Alas, his maiden voyage was cut short when the carpet burst into flames! Also, Wendy's Honda fogs up whenever her husband (and only her husband) rides in it; Linnea's Jetta has a squealing problem when she backs up; and could Peter's faulty cooling fan relax an entire nation, by introducing the Mandatory Meditative Minute? All this and lots more, this week on Car Talk.

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Revenge of the Luddites!

This Week's Puzzler

How did Tony's blessing always get the truck to start?

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Which box holds the picture of fair Rowenda?

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