#1611: Heather and the Black Widows

Mar 12, 2016
This week on The Best of Car Talk, Heather recovered her stolen Civic, but found a family of black widow spiders had taken up residence. She killed the mother with a shovel, but how can she evict the rest of the clan? Elsewhere, Howard ran out of brake fluid during a long drive, and is wondering if he could have used his bottle of tequila to fill in; Charlotte’s VW dealer accused her of killing her clutch, but Charlotte's ex-husband and ex-boyfriend both leaped to her defense; and, Timothy is wondering if it’s time to cut his losses on the Maserati that has him on a first-name basis with AAA. All this, plus the unfortunate tale of Tommy meeting Princess the pooch, and lots more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.

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Hate Mail from (Yet) Another Little Twerp.

This Week's Puzzler

What's Next: Can you name the next number in this sequence?

Last Week's Puzzler

The Stolen Convertible: Why did the thieves buy gas and not pump it?

As Read on Car Talk


How to outsmart a Thief!

Happy to have my car and not yours! But once my house was overrun with fleas. I got a "bombs" from a vet, closed up the house, set them off, left for several days, came back to, yeah...no more fleas!
Favorite Moment: 
Best use of a shovel I ever heard of!

Worse Car Nightmare!

I feel blessed that this didn't happen to me.
Favorite Moment: 
A thief returning a car full of creepy spiders!

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