This week on The Best of Car Talk, Gloria’s mechanic told her not to put her car into reverse first thing in the morning. Does Gloria need to build a circular driveway so she can follow this advice or can it be consigned to the Land of Old Wives Tales. Elsewhere, LaDell just started selling cars and already made his first mistake, bragging about a car’s torque without knowing what torque is. Can Tom and Ray help him avoid future faux pas? Also, Liberty’s new motto may be “Give me ball joints, or give me death”; ski bum Chris is wondering how to handle her truck which spent a cold winter abandoned in Chicago; and can Liz’s truck handle her growing family of sled dogs? All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.
Show Open Topic
What is the negative value of a Car Talk gift?
This Week's Puzzler
The Bicycle Murder-Suicide: How did the inspector know that "the gardener did it"?
Last Week's Puzzler
Race Against Time: How can a race driver measure time without using any kind of clock or timepiece?