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Did you know that about 75% of all cars sold in the U.S. are used cars? Like many people searching for used cars, you want to avoid getting what is known as a lemon car. A lemon is a car found to be defective only after it is purchased. Although there are laws to protect you if this happens, you generally want to avoid that hassle and manage to get a good deal at the same time. Here are three tips for making a used car purchase and not getting ripped off. 1. Vehicle Registration Number Research You’ve seen all the ads for companies that will give you a history report of your car, and to be realistic, it’s worth getting even if you have to pay for it. Once you have the vehicle registration number, enter it in and find out what sort of history it has. A report will let you know whether th
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Around the middle of 2012, public radio said farewell to perhaps the most successful show in the history of the medium. The Car Talk radio show was a phenomenon… the unlikely pairing of automotive call in advice and humor. And Tom and Ray Magliozzi were a bit of a puzzler themselves. Two Boston mechanics with degrees from MIT, taking questions about car problems on the radio? The concept alone was worth listening in. But the innate charm, self deprecating humor, and absolutely spot on automotive diagnoses provided by Tom and Ray (a.k.a. Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers) proved to be a public radio sensation, and faithful listeners tuned in every weekend for 25 years, until last year, when the Magliozzis announced their retirement from live broadcast. As saddened as fans were, they were bolstered by tw
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If you love working on cars, or if you want to avoid the high costs of repairs, you may want to consider listening to car talk radio shows. Car talk shows provide useful information for car enthusiasts and people interested in performing their own repairs and upgrades. One of the main things that a person can learn from a car talk show is how to replace brake pads. Step by step tutorials are talked about on car talk credits. Furthermore, there are car talk shows that provide video tutorials on how to replace brake pads. In addition to replacing your brake pads, you will also learn how to properly change your air filter. Over time, air filters need cleaning and some require replacement altogether. Car talk credits go over how to find the best deals on new air filters. Furthermore, video tutorials will walk you through the entire process involved with replacing an air filter. If you have any problems with your air conditioning, car talk credits will go over your options on how to fix air conditioning problems in your vehicle. For example, your vehicle’s air conditioning may need to be recharged, depending on your particular situation. In some cases, AC units will fail because of a blown fuse. If you want to perform upgrades to your car or truck, car talk credits will give you advice on a variety of common upgrades. For example, maybe you want to install a new exhaust system, or maybe you are interested with installing a new car stereo system. Car talk shows will go over the steps needed for installing upgrades on your vehicle. By listening to radio shows and watching live streaming videos that provide tutorials for working on vehicles, you can save a significant amount of money that mechanics usually charge their customers.
My roommate Riley introduced me to the Car Talk radio show. Now, this was before I ever even got to own my first car, but a few months after casual listening, I bought a 2002 Saab. It was great not only to be a car owner, but to also know a thing or two about cars. In fact, I bought this vehicle thanks to information learned on the Car Talk show. See, 2002 was the last year of production for Saab before GM bought them out, which means that the transmission on my little car was fantastic. I bought the car at a bargain thanks to Car Talk. One of my favorite episodes of Car Talk featured a call from this guy named John in Houston. See, he was having trouble with his government vehicle. He appealed to his government credentials for secrecy, needing to withhold what kind of vehicle it was specifically, but he vaguely referred to it as “one of those rockwell things.” The Tappet brothers immediately knew something was up by the reference to rockwell, and asked if it was a space ship. Despite the protests of John, they realized that he was, in truth, John Grunsfeld, who at the time of the call was actually in space aboard his ship. Sadly, car talk stopped production in October of 2012, though they still play reruns. When I learned about its imminent demise, I felt compelled to look up who all worked on it, and I was not disappointed by the Car talk credits. Apparently, they hire every one from an “ornithology intern” to an “Attorney General in charge of Tobacco Settlements” or even to a “Bean Counter.” I recommend checking out the list for a good laugh. I love talk radio, and I duly miss that show. Thankfully, Car talk reruns are still available online and through iTunes. If you were interested in listening to the “Lost in Space” episode mentioned above, the show number was 9703. I still listen to the reruns, but I wish there were new episodes still. Did anyone else used to listen in? What is your favorite moment from car talk?