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Feb
18

Car Talk Carries On

Npr car talk

NPR Car Talk was a car talk show broadcasted by National Public Radio (NPR) for more than 30 years. NPR Car Talk was hosted by the disarming Magliozzi brothers (also known as Click and Clack) as they provided hours of car service recommendations and diagnostics (delivered with a Boston accent). At the height of NPR Car Talk popularity, the auto mechanic duo reached approximately 3.3 million listeners each week while being broadcasted in more than 660 stations across the country. The Magliozzi brothers (Tom and Ray) have since retired, and NPR stopped producing new episodes NPR Car Talk in October of 2012.

Even though NPR stopped producing new shows, Car talk npr shows including Car Talk podcasts are archived online. In fact, NPR Car Talk podcasts can still be heard and found online at NPRs website or on cartalk.com. Listeners simply need to sign up for the free Car Talk podcast, and each week a new Car Talk podcast will be delivered to subscribers. Listeners also can subscribe via NPRs podcast directory, according to their website. Archived NPR Car Talk shows are also available via free online streaming.

In addition to housing archived NPR Car Talk podcasts, cartalk.com is a great resource for information that can help you self diagnose and or maintain your vehicle. There are loads of car care and maintenance informational guides (including tips to buying, owning, driving, and selling a car). There is also a link to cars.com in which you can research any make and model of any car. If shopping for a car mechanic, one section of the Car Talk community is entitled Mechanics Files, and lets site visitors either review their experiences with local mechanics, or read others comments and experiences with mechanics in your neighborhood. Cartalk.com also contains a blog supplied with content from regular contributors who are experienced car specialists and offer professional advice and insight about car care and maintenance. The Car Info section has a font of information including topics entitled cars we hate the most or the secret tricks of car salesmen. The NPR Car Talk Community section of the cartalk.com website contains message boards that pertain to general discussions about repair and maintenance, topics of the day, or discussion boards for Car Talks Driver Distraction Driver Center. The distracted driver section offers anecdotal discussions For die hard fans, cartalk.com also has an online store with Car Talk paraphernalia and wares.