Car Talk

Saturdays at 9 a.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
Tom and Ray Magliozzi

Imagine the Marx Brothers answering questions about automobiles. Picture Monty Python trying to imitate car noises. Think of A.J. Foyt telling someone how to open the car hood. Mix it all up, throw in a little Dr. Ruth and a little Smothers Brothers, and you've got Car Talk, NPR's Peabody Award-winning radio program heard by more than 4 million listeners each week.

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3:48 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Turn Your Car Into The Public Radio Programs You Love

Paula Poundstone and her dream car.
courtesy of Car Talk

Originally published on Fri November 15, 2013 12:58 am

Paula Poundstone and Peter Sagal are in the towing business.

Well, sort of.

Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me! Host Peter Sagal and Panelist Paula Poundstone, along with Car Talk's Tom and Ray Magliozzi, and other NPR folks, have joined forces with Car Talk's Vehicle Donation Program, to tow listeners' cars in support of the programs they love.

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Car Talk
12:12 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

Time to Get Even Lazier: An Actual Semi-serious Note from Click and Clack

Tom and Ray Magliozzi, aka Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers, the comedian mechanics who host NPR's Car Talk, will no longer record new programs come this fall... but the weekly call-in series will continue to be on the air, drawing on material from their 25 years of show archives.

Here's a note from the Brothers Magliozzi:

RAY:  Hey, you guys.  My brother has always said, “Don’t be afraid of work.”

TOM:  Right.  Make work afraid of YOU!

RAY:  And he’s done such a good job at it, that work has avoided him all his life.

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Podcasts

  • Wednesday, July 9, 2014 11:00pm
    Steve is hoping to lease a car that will forgive him for not starting it very often. He's looking at the Mercedes-Benz S65, Bentley Flying Spur or Audi S8. Can Tom and Ray recommend something that will start up after weeks of inactivity, after three weeks of say, glamping in Botswana? 
  • Monday, July 7, 2014 11:00pm
    Matthew's '92 Honda Civic is leaking fluids. His grandfather, who gave him the car, has already had the clutch master and slave cylinders replaced, and has enlisted Tom and Ray to help him find this leak. Find out what they recommend, right here. 
  • Wednesday, July 2, 2014 11:00pm
    The engine in Ken's 2004 Chevrolet Suburban keeps blowing spark plugs. He wonders what he and his mechanic have been doing wrong. Tom and Ray demonstrate the art of breaking bad news gently, right here. 
  • Monday, June 30, 2014 11:00pm
    The carburetor on Hali's '68 Chevy pickup truck is spewing gas, but she can't find a mechanic who can help. The oldest mechanic she knows advised her to tap it with a hammer (which fixed the gas leak) but is officially retired, so can't help her rebuild the carburetor herself as she had hoped. Read Tom and Ray's suggestions for Hali, right here. 
  • Wednesday, June 25, 2014 11:00pm
    Brian's 2005 VW Jetta has a wobble in the front-end suspension. He's checked pretty much everything, the CV joints and axles, the tie rods, the struts and mounts, the tires. Can Tom and Ray tell him what he forgot to look at?