Archive for August 30, 2013


Car Trouble? Skip the Mechanic Pick Up the Phone

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If you were to walk into a mechanic shop today and give them a question about a car problem that you are having, they would tell you to make an appointment to bring it in so they can look at it. And then charge you an obscene labor rate. But there is another option for car help that is free. And hilarious. And believe it or not, it is on NPR. While best known for its NPR Classical Music, you can also hear some great talk shows as well.

The nicknamed Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers, host NPR Car Talk. For an hour every weekend, I, and their hugely loyal fan base that has been growing since their first broadcast in 1977, tune in to listen to callers phone in with car troubles. The brothers listen, joke, pick on each other and the callers, and then give their best advice on the car problem.

One of the most