Despite an ever-changing world, it seems that one thing that won’t change is the need for quality car talk shows and other sources of pertinent auto information. As long as we still rely on cars to help us get to work, pick up our kids, visit friends, and take weekend road trips, we’ll need the advice of experts to clarify maintenance issues, common malfunctions, and other areas of important common knowledge.
The statistics demonstrate that radio is still an effective medium for delivering this content. Each week, 93% of US. citizens who are at least 12 years old listen to the radio, as reported by the Radio Advertising Bureau. Among American men between the ages of 25 and 54–a key demographic for car programs–an even higher percentage tune in, 94% in fact.
The staying power of traditional auto repair forums like radio have perhaps no better example than National Public Radio’s Car Talk radio show, which became the first program of its kind when it was created by mechanics/brothers Tom and Ray Magliozzi in 1977. Before the show ended in 2012 due to the hosts’ retirement, listeners called in to the show roughly 2,000 times weekly.
Fortunately, whether you’re a car aficionado or a novice in search of tips, there are still plenty of resources available, particularly on the Internet. In addition to car research websites such as Kelley Blue Book, Edmunds.com, and thecarconnection.com, podcasts can be a great way to find the advice you are looking for no matter where you live. there are still reruns of Car Talk, but you can also find new shows from sources like CarStuff and MotorWeek.
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