#2125: The Spark of a Bad Idea

Jun 19, 2021
This week on The Best of Car Talk, Steve left a fresh turkey in his car for a week, and well, things don’t smell so fresh anymore. Will any combination of soap, air freshener, and bad cologne get the stench out, or does Steve need to call Vinny the Torch? Elsewhere, Michael doesn’t know if he should be worried about a couple of green spark plugs; Maggie’s son has fallen in love with a hand-me-down Buick Regal that could kill him; and Linda is about to relocate from Ohio to the Virgin Islands. She wants to know if she should bring her Corolla. Tom and Ray want to know if Linda can fit them in her suitcase. All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.

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In anticipation of Father's day, Tom and Ray pay homage to the history of bad car advice doled out by dads over the years.

This Week's Puzzler

Tire mounting... with but a few letters: What's the smallest number of letters needed to mark Sue's tires to guarantee that all four of them can get correctly installed in the spring?

Last Week's Puzzler

How Does Pork Chop Boy Drive To Work: Matt dislocated his right shoulder and couldn't move the shifter on his automatic transmission, yet he had no problem driving Tommy's car to work. Which one of Tommy's cars did he drive?

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